Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
|Church of St. Francis of Assisi|
|Location||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.|
|District||Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna|
|Province||Archdiocese of Seville|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Church|
|Architectural style||Colonial of the Canary Islands|
|Direction of façade||East|
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.
Virgin Mary in the fachade of the church (exterior)
St. Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, first canary saint