Church of the Immaculate Conception

Church of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic church located in the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna. This church is almost a twin of the Church of the Conception of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It was the first parish was established in Tenerife.

The site of the church was established by the conqueror Alonso Fernandez de Lugo after the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi in 1496. The Church of the Conception was founded in 1511.

Today people can climb the tower to view much of the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna. It houses the largest bell in the Canary Islands.

The Church of the Conception was declared of a site of cultural interest, specifically in the category of Monument in 1948. Inside the temple is the miraculous oil of St. John the Evangelist, the icon miraculously sweat during a Black Death in 1648, after this miracle the disease disappeared from the island. The Church of the Concepcion is home to numerous brotherhoods, including the Pontificia, Imperial, Real y Venerable Hermandad de la Purísima Concepcion, which in 1757 was added to the Brotherhood of the Immaculate Conception of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls in Rome.

Outside the temple next to the entrance door is the Monument to Pope John Paul II, polish sculptor Czeslaw Dzwigaj representing the pontiff blessed with two children dressed in traditional costumes of the Canary Islands. The statue was brought from Poland and was blessed by the Bishop of Tenerife, Bernardo Alvarez Afonso and the archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Santos Abril y Castello.

  • CAMPANARIO DE LA IGLESIA DE LA CONCEPCION
  • La Laguna - Church of the Conception
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna - Iglesia de La Conceptión ¦ pilago
  • La Laguna_ Iglesia de la Concepción
  • N.ª S.ª de la Concepción - S. Cristóbal de la Laguna
  • Torre de La Concepción
  • ESPAÑA Isla de Tenerife, La Laguna
  • Iglesia-Parroquia Matriz, de la Concepcion.
  • -CAMPANARIO DE LA IGLESIA DE LA CONCEPCION DE LA LAGUNA-

Country:
Spain
Rating:
10
Latitude:
28,490372
Longitude:
-16,3203433
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