Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna

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Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna
Old photographs of the square and Real Santuario del Cristo de La Laguna

Plaza del Cristo de La Laguna is a square in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). It is one of the largest and most important squares of the Canary Islands.

This square is considered one of the "main squares" of the island of Tenerife, together with the Plaza de España in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias in Candelaria.[1]

This square until recently marked the boundary between the city of La Laguna and agricultural area. The square was used until the last century as a field of military exercises.

However, the plaza is known mainly because its banks including Real Santuario del Cristo de La Laguna church, where the venerated image of Cristo de La Laguna, which is highly revered by all canaries. Today in this square is the municipal market.

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Coordinates: 28°29′34″N 16°18′47″W / 28.49278°N 16.31306°W / 28.49278; -16.31306

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