THE MONASTERY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND SANTUARIO DEL CRISTO - Places of interest - Tenerife

The Monastery of San Francisco and Santuario del Cristo

The Monastery of San Francisco and Santuario del Cristo
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Work on this building began in 1506 thanks to the alms that were collected specially for its construction. Already in the 17th century, the building had a main chapel and four side chapels, all of which was destroyed by a fire in 1810 and it has never quite recovered its original grandeur. The church is classed as a Royal Sanctuary and contains a Flemish sculpture of Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna, which is very popularly worshipped in the Canary Islands. The altar is made of embossed silver.