El Camino Viejo de Candelaria (The Old Walk Way of Candelaria) corresponds in some parts to the old road which connected The Old City of La Laguna to Candelaria, it has a wealth of history and culture.
It has become an annual pilgrimage route, between La Laguna and Candelaria, the pilgrims walking to pay homage to the Virgin of Candelaria, which can be seen in the Basilica in Candelaria.
The starting point is from the Church of La Concepción, The Church dates back to 1496, has gone through numerous renovations, it is listed as a Cultural (BIC) with a Historic Monument. It houses important sculptures by Luján Pérez and many more important artefacts.
Starting from the Plaza de la Conception next to the Church, take a small tour along Calle Obispo Rey Redaondo, where before you will find the historic building of the General Captains built in 1624 the main feature being the porch which is made of Red Tufa and the Canarian style court yard.
Adjacent to this you will find the Corn Exchange, built in 1705 which housed the administrative offices of the island. This leads you into the Plaza del Adelantado where you will find the Palacio de Nava and the Monastery of Santa Catalina, convent of nuns which opened in 1611.
The route from La Laguna to Candelaria can be found on 'Senderos de Canarias' , it is in Spanish , but if you copy and paste it into Google Translate, you will find the full route filled with lots of
interesting historical information, well worth looking at.
Whether you enjoy walking, hiking or trekking this route takes you through some beautiful areas of #Tenerife and is one not to be missed.
Tourism de Candelaria
Tourism de La Laguna