Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Plaza del Adelantado

Plaza del Adelantado

Looking across the Plaza del Adelantado in La Laguna towards the Calle Carrera, with the corner of the Santa Catalina Convent (interior) and the town hall beyond.

Each year on February 15th, from 5 a.m. onwards, the doors of the Santa Catalina convent in La Laguna will be opened for the faithful and the curious to queue around the block for the chance to view the uncorrupted body of Sor María de Jesús (Sister Maria of Jesus) (1643 – 1731), a.k.a. La Siervita. (She’s even on Facebook!)

See where this picture was taken. [?]


Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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