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real santuario de la virgen de las nievesIn its present aspect, the church dates from the XVII century and in its lateral façade, delayed work but of great quality, we can enjoy details from the Renaissance. The Sanctuary is a spiritual centre for all the locals who feel a true devotion for Our Lady of Las Nieves, Patron of the island and Honorary Mayoress of Santa Cruz of La Palma and other municipalities of the island, an image whose antiquity goes back to the XIV century in a style of transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic.  

The sculpture group of El Calvario of the XVI century stands out in this sanctuary, which comes from a workshop in Anver. Altarpieces, paintings, jewels, crystal lamps from La Granja, along with the magnificent and splendid locker of the Virgin, turn this temple into a true Insular Museum of Sacred Art.  

Every 5 years the image of the Virgin of Las Nieves descends from its sanctuary to the church of El Salvador, during the well-known “bajada de la Virgen (descent of the Virgin)”, traditional celebration that is one of the main tourist attractions of the island. 


Telephone of the Town Hall of Santa Cruz de La Palma: 922 426 500


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24 May 2019

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