The front of this plain-looking church faces onto the town square with it small cluster of houses. The church still has the ... More
Iglesia de San Agustín
The front of this plain-looking church faces onto the town square with it small cluster of houses. The church still has the look of a fortress about it because of the buttresses holding up the side walls made of bare, unwhitewashed stone, and its small rectangular tower at the back. The altarpiece is original, although the paintings are modern. Because of disagreements between the San Agustín parishioners about where the church should stand, building work was delayed considerably several times, and finally began at the end of the 18th Century. There are no visiting times as such, but you can visit the church during mass, which is held on Sundays at 10a and 7p.
This beautiful, single storey church is rectangular in layout with a vaulted dome and the typical side chapels in pure
Renaissance style. The most noteworthy features on the outside are the Salomonic columns and the frontispiece over the fore ...
This religious building is closely linked to the history of Gran Canaria. A plaque on the facade commemorates the day
when Christopher Columbus stopped off here to pray in 1492 on his way to the New World. In fact, ...
This excellent example of baroque colonial architecture is comprised of the Convent of San Francisco, and the Capilla de la
Soledad y del Milagro (Chapel of Solitude and of the Miracle), which has a neo classical facade. Dating from ...