Ermita San Pedro de Alcantara

Ermita San Pedro de Alcantara, La Ampuyenta: Address, Phone Number, Ermita San Pedro de Alcantara Reviews: 4/5

Ermita San Pedro de Alcantara

Ermita San Pedro de Alcantara
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Peter H
Roedermark, Germany35 contributions
Nice cultural and patrimonial complex, guided tour only
Sep 2019
Some information beforehand: the hermitage can't be visited on your own, and singly, but is part of a complex, the so called "complejo cultural y patrimonial de La Ampuyenta". This complex consists of
- the hospital de San Conrado y San Gaspar
- the church "Ermita de San Pedro Alcántara"
- la casa Dr. Mena, the doctor's house, and
- la casa de fray Anfresito, a locally famous Francescan monk who was born here.

The hospital is open and can be toured on your own (not much to see there, anyway), and houses the reception desk. The other buildings are scattered over the village, are closed, and can only be visited on a guided tour.

There are no entry or tour fees. My wife and I saw this complex mentioned in our guidebook and decided to visit in on a Saturday, in time for the advertised guided tour on 11:30 pm. We were a little early and met a friendly lady at the reception desk in the hosptal, The conversation was a little halting, because my Spanish is not so hot, and she didn't speak either English or German. Asked for the tour, she took her bunch of keys and motioned us to follow. First we saw the church, with a really wonderful interior. Looks like stucco, but is just painted! As we could not have followed explanatiions in Spanish, we made do with our guidebook. Next stage was the doctor's house, down the street, with interesting local architecture, and completely furnished. Last came Fray Andresito's birthplace, a one-room-house with the story of the life of Fray Andresito. There, our friendly guide left us, and wouldn't even accept a tip.

My conclusion: it's definitely worth a visit, but be prepared for surprises, like the other visitors described. When nobody shows up for some time, the sole attendant may be guiding some visitors
Written 17 February 2020
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OdoneMoojen
London, UK44 contributions
Sistine Chapel of Fuerteventura
Dec 2016 • Solo
The hermitage is a big attraction of Fuertventura and it is a very well preserved building.
The mural painting of the hermitage is considered the "Sistine Chapel of Fuerteventura"
Written 12 December 2016
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FuerteFan31
Frankfurt, Germany30 contributions
A beautiful old church from outside but locked when we tried to visit
Jan 2016 • Family
As this old ermita is in the same village as the agricultural museum la Alcogida we expected it to be open for visitors. Unfortunately,it wasn't.
Written 25 January 2016
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WillG
London, UK4 contributions
CLOSED
Sep 2015 • Couples
This, along with all the attraction at La Amuyenta, are closed. Do not waste your time going for a guided tour of the church, the house of Dr Mena, etc. NO ONE SHOWS UP TO TAKE YOU AROUND. Despite the fact there is still a sign outside the house museum indicating tour times! Nice going, cabildo!!!
Written 16 September 2015
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Island-Seeker0
La Oliva, Spain335 contributions
Fuerteventura's most stunning religious frescoes - apparently. Shame it's never open.
Nov 2011
Just over the road from the Mena House Museum at la Ampuyenta, is the old, Spanish-colonial church of St Peter of Alcantara, surrounded by its defensive walls (against attacks by Moorish slavers from North Africa) and ancient, gnarled trees. It's a picturesque spot and worth a quick look. But, oh that we could get inside! It's resolutely locked up with no notice as to where the keys can be obtained (logic - leaving them with the museum curator at the Mena House not 200 metres away, doesn't seem to apply!) So, no chance to see the apparently superb 18th century wall paintings so recently restored (at public expense) by the island council.
Written 10 March 2012
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