Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

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Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Fachada de la Iglesia de San Francisco, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.JPG
Basic information
Location Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Province Archdiocese of Seville
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Church
Architectural description
Architectural style Colonial of the Canary Islands
Completed 1680
Direction of façade East

The Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís (Church of St. Francis of Assisi) is a Catholic church located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).

This church was originally a Franciscan convent and is now the second most important church of the city, after the Church of the Conception. The present church was completed in 1680 and notable for the large number of works of art he owns. The church has three naves and is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in the Canary Islands.

Although the church is most famous because it is home to the miraculous image of the Señor de las Tribulaciones, a small picture that represents Jesus Christ, which is famous because after a cholera epidemic and morbidity in 1893, we made a procession with this image through the streets of the city and the epidemic stopped miraculously. For this reason the size is invoked as protector of the city and taking the title of Señor de Santa Cruz.[1]



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Coordinates: 28°28′05″N 16°14′58″W / 28.46806°N 16.24944°W / 28.46806; -16.24944