The Church of Santo Domingo
Erected in the 17th century over the old chapel of San Benito Abad, this church stands near to Casa Mesa. In fact, the support of the Mesa family was essential for the construction of the church. Its steeple stands out together with those of the Church of La Concepción to form the well-known skyline of La Orotava's historic quarter. Inside there is a carved wooden pulpit, as well as images of Jesús Nazareno, San Juan, La Dolorosa and La Virgen del Rosario. Other patrimonial gems inside this parish include two paintings representing the Burial of Santo Domingo and Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria by Canarian painters. Beside the church is the Iberian-American Craft Museum in a building that used to be the Dominican monastery adjacent to the church.