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CHURCH OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA Print E-mail

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This is the true spiritual centre of Telde. Located in the square of the same name and founded in 1483, the old church was erected by the Garcia del Castillo family at the time of the town's foundation. It still has the original gateway, an example of Sevillian-Portuguese Gothic architecture. The towers, however, are an example of early 20th neo-Gothic construction. The new temple began to be constructed in 1.909 and the architectonic tasks were extended until almost sixty years later.

 

 

The real marvels are inside the building: the statue of Christ on the main altar, made from corn dough by the Tarasco Mexican Indians, brought here before 1550, the Flemmish Gothic main altar, which dates back to before 1516, and the triptych of the Virgin Mary, brought from Flanders, also in the 16th century, depicting five religious scenes.

 

 

It is worth visiting this temple, not only for the grandiosity of structure (it is sometimes being referred to as a cathedral) but also for the artistic richness it keeps.

 

 

 
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15 October 2018




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