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Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros, Gran Canaria

Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros - Gran Canaria, Spain
Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros
4 Plaza de Santiago de los Caballeros, Gáldar, Spain 35460Map
Overview

This is the first example of neoclassical Canary Island architecture. The primitive chapel was founded by Juan de Frías on the site of old Guanarteme Palace, a name given to the kings of the island before Hispanic conquest. In 1798, the military engineer, Antonio José Eduardo, drew up the plans, and his brother, Diego Nicolás Eduardo, amended the design of the cupola in the transept. The façade is carved in yellow stone, and inside you'll find lovely works of art, ranging from various statues by the sculptor Luján Pérez to the famous Pila Verde, where tradition has it that thousands of Canary Island aborigines were first baptised. Admission: free. Mass: 7p M-Sa, 9a and 11a Su and holidays.

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Iglesia de Santiago de los Caballeros General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 105
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