The Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, or La Laguna Cathedral (Catedral de La Laguna), is in an exceptional location in the northeast of Tenerife, right in the historical centre of San Cristóbal de La Laguna which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Cathedral is surrounded by historical buildings and has a majestic atmosphere.
Officially known as the Santa Iglesia Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Laguna, construction started in the 16th Century and it has since undergone changes and reconstructions, of which the most significant were at the end of the 18th Century, which gave it its current appearance.
It was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument late last century.
History and Architecture
At the start of the 16th Century, in what was La Laguna’s centre, the construction of a church that would come to be known as Nuestra Senora de Los Remedios began. Then at the beginning on the 19th Century, the old Iglesia de los Remedios was reconstructed to its current form, changed its name and acquired Cathedral status.
Today, the Cathedral has a neogothic style with two ribbed vaults from each side and a stone cross crowning the centre of the main façade.
But the most striking part of the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is inside, where it holds a vast and interesting artistic and cultural heritage. It ranges from the spectacular main chapel to the historic altarpieces that adorn the church, and you cannot miss the marvellous marble pulpit, the canvases and carvings, the neoclassical choir, and the significant collection of sacred ornaments.
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