11 Jun La Candelaria
We descend towards Santa Cruz and resume the TF1 southbound. We walk about 25/30 kilometers and here we are at La Candelaria, place of worship for Catholics who venerate Mary, the Virgin Mary who appeared here in the shape of the statue of the Virgin found in 1392 In 1559 Pope Clement VIII declared the Madonna della Candelaria patron saint of the Canaries .
The Virgin of the Candelaria has been widely used in prayers, during epidemics, pestilences, drought and volcanic eruptions of the Teide and other volcanoes. These last prayers were very similar to those of Naples at San Gennaro to stop the eruptions of Vesuvius, and those of Sant’Agata di Catania to stop the eruptions of the Etna volcano in Sicily.
The Madonna is represented by a statue with the color of dark skin, very similar to the Madonna found on the beach of Positano and there venerated and depicted in the same way. Bars and restaurants in iosa and the paseo Menceyes promenade not to be missed.
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