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Cathedral of arucas and surroundings

When in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, I recommend you go visit a place outside of the capital, near the Barranco de Tenoya. There you will find a neo-gothic style town, where there are many historical buildings in the streets; the majority of them have a nineteenth-century architectonic style. The town of Arucas is known as Ciudad del Ron (Rum City), since it houses the Arehucas distilleries, the biggest in Canarias.

1.5 km north of town is the Arucas Mountain, 412 meters. It is the highest peak of the city. It has a restaurant that serves regional dishes and drinks, so you can enjoy a gastronomic route and you can enjoy some wonderful panoramic views of the island.

In Arucas there is a church that is erroneously called cathedral. It was built using volcanic stone and it has a tower 60 m high, making it the highest church or the archipelago. It was designed by the Catalonian architect Manuel Vega i March in 1909, although it was completed in 1977. Inside we can find parts with a neo-gothic style and others in conventional style. It has impressive stained glass windows and altarpieces.
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It is important to highlight the church of San Juan Bautista, popularly known as the Cathedral of Arucas.

Even though it is not a cathedral and that its original configuration dates back to the 17th century, the current church was built using a neo-gothic style at the beginning of the 20th century. Inside it houses a considerable artistic treasure, with sculptural pieces of Italian origin, Flemish paintings and from the school of Andalucía, as well as works by Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana.
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Arucas Cathedral Phone Number
34-928-600092
34-928-600092
Arucas Cathedral Address
Párroco Morales 2
Párroco Morales 2
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