Ermita de San Blas

Ermita de San Blas, Candelaria: Tickets, Tours, Address, Ermita de San Blas Reviews: 4.5/5

Ermita de San Blas
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia8,719 contributions
Round the corner to the right from the Basilica
Jul 2019
This cave Church is just at the back of the big dominant Basilica on the main sq to the right. It's in fact the older one, carved in rock and later covered in rather simple island style house with Arabic style wooden ceiling.
The interior is austere with a black Madonna replica down at the end in the rock.
Beside it, there's another small rock sanctuary at the end of the seaside promenade under a huge rock. Perfect vistas from that point.
TIP: as the main Plaza is usually full with parking, here you'll find parking space.
Written August 8, 2019
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iainmcleod
Mid Calder, UK3,608 contributions
Small church backed into the cliff
Jun 2019 • Couples
Basic church hewn into the rock just along from the basilica with adjacent cave. Apparently before the spanish, 2 shepherd gaunches found an image of the Virgin were hurt trying to hurt it and ended up worshipping.
Written June 13, 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic3,883 contributions
Ancient cave
Feb 2018 • Family
The cave was used since aboriginal times since about 6th century BC. It was used by the Guanches as a place for the milking the cattle.
The cave is at the back of the Candelaria Basilica, it is hidden by a small building. It is 14 meters long and 6 wide.The building is in Canarian traditional architecture, is square and about ten meters high, with an Arab tile roof. The interior ceiling is made of wood.
In the main altar is a replica in bronze of the original image of the Virgin of Candelaria.
There are lovely views from the front of the cave of the Candelaria Basilica and the coast.
Written March 11, 2018
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