Candelaria, pier, walk to the Cathedral. WEBCAM

Pier and beautiful beach with black stones and sand

Pier, Candelaria

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Silueta de la isla de Tenerife con el punto intermitente de la webcam. El Medano, playa la Tejita

A beautiful sunny day in the port of Candelaria with a dock full of boats stored there.

Discover the Charm of Candelaria, Tenerife

If you’re looking for a destination that combines coastal beauty, cultural heritage, and spirituality, Candelaria is your perfect choice. Located just 20 kilometers from Santa Cruz, in the southwest of Tenerife, this municipality will enchant you with its unique blend of religious tradition and island flair. Candelaria is famous for being the place where the statue of the Virgin of Candelaria (La Morenita), the patron saint of the Canary Islands, was found, giving it strong spiritual significance.

Explore Plazas, Beaches, and Hiking Trails

With an area of 49.18 km² and approximately 26,134 inhabitants, Candelaria is a peaceful corner with squares, parks, and beaches of volcanic sand along its coast. The caves and beaches of Candelaria offer picturesque views of fishermen and a promenade that invites you to enjoy delicious local dishes by the sea. The year-round mild climate is an added advantage for visitors.

The municipality is also a paradise for nature lovers, with a network of rural hiking trails that lead you to beautiful places like the Chacorche Ravine, the La Mesa path, or Lomo El Centeno. For outdoor enthusiasts, these trails are an unforgettable experience.

Discover Culture and History

The center of Candelaria is a gem for lovers of culture and history. In this town, aboriginal traditions intertwine with religious events, especially during the feast of the Virgin of Candelaria, one of the most populous religious events in the Canary Islands. The Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, considered a cultural asset, is the epicenter of this festival.

The history of Candelaria is also linked to the Guanche origins of the island, and the Guanche ceremony representing the discovery of the Virgin is a unique event that will transport you to the past. Don’t miss the sculptures honoring the nine ancient kings, Los Menceyes, a symbol of aboriginal heritage.

The Pottery Tradition

Candelaria is famous for its pottery tradition. Visit the Casa de las Miquelas, a museum showcasing vessels handcrafted by local female artisans. These potters developed a unique technique by making the vessels with their own hands. Although the last potter passed away in 1980, the centuries-old manufacturing technique remains.

If you want to experience the place in real-time, be sure to visit CanariasLife Webcams and enjoy live views from Candelaria. Experience the weather in real-time and immerse yourself in the beauty of this place. Candelaria is much more than just a tourist destination; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. We look forward to welcoming you!



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