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San Juan de la Rambla


Visiting Times: During church services.

In the historic town centre, one of the most attractive buildings is the parish church of San Juan Bautista.

Martín Rodríguez, considered the founder of the town, built the first church, devoted to San Juan, around 1530; this was extended around 1558, but the current structure differs from the original church because of the extensions and the reconstruction work that was needed after a storm destroyed the former church in 1720.

Covered by a careful Mudejar style moulded ceiling, the church has two naves separated by semi-circular arches, supported on Tuscan Pillars. The reredos are worth looking at, almost all Baroque, especially the one in the chancel, in two parts, with Salomonic columns decorated with grape-vine motifs.

The church has two magnificent sculptures; a San Antonio (18th century Seville School) and a Virgen del Pino in alabaster. It also has a splendid golden chalice, one of the few that exist on the island, a valuable silver processional cross and a Dolorosa brought from Guatemala.

Of the 17th and 18th century buildings of the surrounding streets, the Oramas-Cué family residence stands out, with its broad Canary Island balcony.

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Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista