The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a church in the north of Lanzarote, in Villa de Teguise, crowning the beautiful historical centre which used to be the island’s capital.
Surrounded by small white houses and narrow streets which take us back to the colonial era, the church stands in the Plaza de San Miguel and was built in the 15th Century and is living proof of the looting and attacks from pirates that plagued Lanzarote in the past, especially in Villa de Teguise.
Although it was built in the 15th Century, the constant attacks and fires that it was subjected to resulted in the church being renovated several times until it took the form it has today.
What stands out the most about the Church of Guadalupe is its main tower, which is visible from practically the whole town. It is wrapped in red and black stone and crowned by a bell tower originating from its latest renovation and topped in which to match the rest of the church’s structure. The interior of the church houses the greatest ecclesiastical heritage on the island and is divided into three naves in the neo-gothic style.
Taking a trip to Villa de Teguise, walking its streets and squares, tasting the best of Canarian cuisine in its restaurants and discovering its rich historic heritage, like the Church or Santa Barbara Castle is a highly recommended experience.