Candelaria, pier, walk to the Cathedral. WEBCAM

Pier, walk to the Cathedral,
Candelaria. WEBCAM

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Situated about 20 kilometres from Santa Cruz, in the southeast of Tenerife we find the municipality of Candelaria, a coastal municipality with strong religious roots and the place where the carving of the Virgin of Candelaria (La Morenita), patron saint of the Canary Islands, was found.

Candelaria has an area of 49.18 km2 and approximately 26,134 inhabitants, with a multitude of squares, parks and areas enabled to enjoy sport or a simple walk to the lullaby of the sea, with stable temperatures throughout the year and with everything you might need at your fingertips.

If you visit this municipality you will realize why it is one of the favorite places of residence of many residents.

Its caves and beaches of dark volcanic sand draw the environment of Candelaria, corners of fishing dye and a maritime avenue that runs along the seashore and where to find a lot of restaurant where to taste typical dishes with a taste of the sea.

The municipality is full of trails that run through the rural areas Candelaria, such as the Chacorche ravine, the path of La Mesa or Lomo El Centeno, if you are a lover of outdoor activities you can not miss these paths.

We return to the city, because the center of Candelaria is perfect for strolling and discovering an extensive artistic heritage where aboriginal traditions and religious events intermingle.

Candelaria is home to one of the most popular religious events in the Canary Islands, the festivity of the Virgin of Candelaria. An event that mixes culture, religion and tradition rooted in its people.

The basilica occupies the entire square of the Patron Saint and is the largest and most important temple of Candelaria and one of the most important of the Canary Islands.

Live camera Muelle Pesquero and in the background the Cathedral | Candelaria

Every year, thousands of pilgrims arrive to Candelaria, they come from everywhere to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Candelaria and considered a Site of Cultural Interest, together with the Dominican Convent and the hermitage of San Blas. They do it to honour the virgin and to enjoy the tourist charms that fill this town.

If we talk about heritage, we could also say that it is the town with the longest tradition to the Guanche origins of the island. As the story goes, it was two aboriginal shepherds, sheltering from a storm, who found the dark wood carving of the Virgen of Candelaria in 1392.

Today, the traditional «Ceremonia Guanche» is still celebrated, which consists of the representation of the finding of the carving of the virgin, for this they dress in traditional clothes, and give life again to this memory. An event that you should not miss the opportunity to see.

Also related to the Guanche heritage, you can admire the most famous monument of the village, the sculptures tribute to the nine ancient kings, Los Menceyes.

The pottery centre «Casa de las Miquelas» is a traditional style house, restored as a house museum, to exhibit handmade pottery made by local craftswomen, the historical potters developed their activity without the help of lathes, they developed a unique technique that allowed them to manufacture the pottery with their own hands and with the same quality.

Although the last potter died in 1980, this centuries-old manufacturing technique is still preserved.

The CanariasLife Webcams are a great place to visit and enjoy the views from this live webcam from Candelaria. Come and see the weather in Candelaria, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and know the live weather.