Churches and Chapels

In this section you can know about the wide range of religious architecture that the Municipality has in Vallehermoso. The local chapels and churches are part of a net of about 15 religious buildings which are different in size and origin.

The evangelization of La Gomera would start from the fifteenth century onwards with the arrival of the Portuguese people to the Northwestern coast of the Municipality. Since then, churches and chapels have been built in nearly all the villages of Vallehermoso.

This particular distribution suggests going on a route around the chapels or churches in the area. Each temple and neighborhood related holds a year celebration to worship the religious images that they shelter, especially in summer. Nearly all the villages that are part of Vallehermoso call up religious and popular events where you could enjoy the local leisure and know about traditions like “el baile del tambor” (the dance of the drum)

Ermita de Santa Lucía

Ermita de Santa Lucía

Located in the hamlet of Tazo, you can find one of the oldest religious buildings of La Gomera. Following the traditional way of building a single nave chapel. The works started in the sixteenth century, undergoing further reforms. We must highlight the image of the patron saint, dating from the mid-sixteenth century.

Ermita del Carmen

Ermita del Carmen

Located in the area of the Ingenio (so called because it means sugar refinery), where centuries ago there was a sugar plantation, the chapel dates from the seventeenth century. An interesting sculpture of the Virgin of Carmen is preserved inside since the eighteenth century.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria

The first temple dating from the sixteenth century, although a second nave was added a century later. Notable for its architectural solidity and its roofs, there is an interesting Indian baroque custody and an image of its patron saint, a beautiful piece of the nineteenth century anonymous imagery.

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Built in the seventeenth century, like the rest of the parishes in the north of the island, it felt into ruins during the nineteenth century and was rebuilt as a new church in the Gothic style. We must highlight its slender proportions and two pieces of remarkable artistic interest: the Lord of Humility and Patience (XVII) and the Christ of Triana (XVIII).

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Roque Cano Natural Monument

Roque Cano is the most important natural monument in Vallehermoso. It is a huge phonolitic rock of more than 200 metres high with almost vertical slopes. It can be considered as an important biogenetic sanctuary because it is home to excellent samples of stone flora which are threatened with extinction such as magarza gomera (Argyranthemum […]

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