Pier, walk to the Cathedral
We are in Candelaria
Explore 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 captivate you with its unique blend of religious tradition and island essence. Candelaria is famous for being the place where the statue of the Virgin of Candelaria (La Morenita), the patroness of the Canary Islands, was found, giving it strong spiritual significance.
Explore Squares, Beaches, and Trails
With an area of 49.18 km² and approximately 26,134 inhabitants, Candelaria is a peaceful corner with squares, parks, and volcanic sand beaches stretching along its coast. The caves and beaches of Candelaria offer landscapes of fishermen and a seaside promenade that invites you to enjoy delicious local dishes by the sea. The year-round temperate climate is an additional advantage for visitors.
The municipality is also a paradise for nature lovers, with a network of rural trails that will take you to beautiful places such as the Chacorche ravine, the La Mesa trail, or Lomo El Centeno. For outdoor enthusiasts, these paths are an unforgettable experience.
Discover Culture and History
The center of Candelaria is a gem for lovers of culture and history. In this city, aboriginal traditions intertwine with religious events, especially during the celebration of the Virgen de Candelaria, one of the most crowded religious events in the Canary Islands. The Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, considered a Cultural Heritage site, is the epicenter of this celebration.
The history of Candelaria is also related to the Guanches’ 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. Also, don’t miss the sculptures paying tribute to 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 house that displays handmade vessels by local artisans. These potters developed a unique technique, making the vessels with their own hands. Although the last potter passed away in 1980, the centuries-old manufacturing technique is preserved.
If you want to experience it in real-time, be sure to visit CanariasLife Webcams and enjoy live views from Candelaria. Get to know the weather in real-time and immerse yourself in the beauty of this place. Candelaria is much more than a tourist destination; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. We look forward to welcoming you!
Live camera at the Fishing Pier with the Cathedral in the background | Candelaria