Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria

Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria

Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria

Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,618 contributions
nice little church
Dec 2020 • Couples
a nice little church in a nice little town, once upon a time the capital of the island. there is a 1.50€ entrance fee, and it is well worth to pay it, as it includes the little museum part in the church.
Written 26 December 2020
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David D
Devon, UK9,377 contributions
Stunning
Nov 2020 • Couples
Friday 13th November and we visited the historic and old capital of Fuerteventura. No visit to the Town Betancuria is complete without a visit to the beautiful old church.

From the moment we entered the church we were captivated. Walking along the old stone floor, which led us to the magnificent main altar screen (reredos) at the rear of the Church. It reaches high up to the wooden beamed ceiling, it is ornately carved, painted gold and red, adorned with religious images and statues with a large crucifixion image at the top, stunning.

To the left of the main altar is another altar which is equally as amazing.

Make sure to visit the sacristy on the left hand side of the altar. Where old vestments, statues and regalia are on display. The ornate ceiling, with its red and gold paint, is  astoundingly beautiful, has to be seen. The ceiling tops the walls that have colourful religious images painted on them.

There are a number of statues dotted around the Church. Towards the rear of the Church take a look up at intricate woodwork in the ceiling.

There is an entrance fee of €1.50 per person to the enter the Church. Photography is permitted but no flash.

The Church does need a bit of restoration work in places, this does not detract from how beautiful it is here.

In July 2019 the Church was declared to be an Asset of Cultural Interest by the government of the Canary Islands.
Written 19 November 2020
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK2,665 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2020 • Couples
Luvly wee cathedral to visit in the town square. Sadly no photograph allowed for obvious reasons. Worth a visit
Written 1 November 2020
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ralph m
Sutton, UK45 contributions
Pretty though a bit Sad
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very pretty from outside but does need some restoration to bring it up to standard.... Music in the square outside made the area quite atmospheric
Written 5 February 2020
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THE TRAVELLER
Malaga, Spain9,893 contributions
Lovely little church. Stunning location
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely little church in stunning location- old and historic town of Betancuria. Small entrance charge €1.50 . They do close for a couple of hours over lunchtime.
Written 2 February 2020
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Gary J
Gainsborough, UK11 contributions
Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful building, beautiful interior, situated in a beautiful town square.
One of two religious buildings visited that day
Written 29 January 2020
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,024 contributions
A beautiful church in a stunning location
Dec 2019
Quite an incredible building in the most beautiful of locations fight in the middle of Fuerteventura. It can be seen from all over the village, with a distinctive bell tower and pretty Squre in front.The church is closed from 3.45 pm.
Written 11 December 2019
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JFergo
Liverpool577 contributions
nice, little church.
Nov 2019
a nice little cathedral, in a quaint little village that was once the islands original capital. we stopped off here, in the village, on a day we were exploring the island by car. built in the 15th century, it was later destroyed, and rebuilt at the end of the 16th century.

despite it's age, it actually looks relatively modern, from the outside, and in good condition. inside's a bit of a different story. there is a nice alter piece, and some other good artworks, but by no means all of them. there's obvious structural issues too, that can be seen inside. and some of the exhibits, displayed in cases, are in a shocking state of disrepair, it's a shame. the entry fee of €1.50 is to help with running costs and repairs.

generally, a nice village and cathedral, if you're passing. a good piece of local history, but not sure I'd go out of my way, or make a special trip to see it on its own merits.
Written 5 December 2019
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milesyb0y76
Belfast, UK95 contributions
Lovely
Aug 2019
Stunning building. Oh so quiet inside, really something special, worth the 1.50 euro entrance fee. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate a quality building like that
Written 14 August 2019
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shropshirenick
Shrewsbury, UK16,195 contributions
An Interesting Church
Mar 2019 • Friends
If you are in Betancuria it worth visiting this church. It is interesting to see a traditional Canarian church. It is not somewhere I would make a special effort to visit. But if you in Betancuria you will probably end up walking past the church anyway.
Written 16 April 2019
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