Basilica of San Juan Bautista / Religious Edifices

One major historic reference to this religious edifice is the Basilica of San Juan Bautista and Holy Christ of Telde (as it is referred to by church officials) was the first bishopric seat in the Canary Islands. The church overlooks the old district of Telde which, in fact, is the very core around which the later city developed.

The edifice has long been the religious hub of the region, though it was only during the latter half of the 20th century that it was granted the statute of basilica. All in all, the artfulness of the architectural styles (a fair share of the original elements managed to survive the passage of time), the age of the church, as well as its historic authority in matters of religious affairs in Gran Canaria recommend the Basilica of San Juan Bautista as a must-see, at least for visitors who do not define their vacation exclusively by mainstream opportunities. Religious thrills aside, visiting the edifice might prove to be pretty rewarding from a cultural point of view. We speak, after all, of a cultural interest monument, as it has been declared by the Canary Government.

Name:
Basilica of San Juan Bautista (Basilica de San Juan Bautista y Real Santuario del Santisimo Cristo)
Address:
Plaza de San Juan Bautista, 35200, Telde, Gran Canaria, Spain
Telephone:
0034 928 690 285
Email:
parroquiasjuan@terra.es
Website:
www.diocesisdecanarias.es

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