El Peñón del Fraile - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 28° 24.961 W 016° 33.374
28R E 347569 N 3144273
Quick Description: This Christian cross stands on top of a volcanic outcrop created after a n eruption in 1430.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 3/16/2016 4:21:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMQQ2W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05
Views: 7

Long Description:
It is known as El Peñón del Fraile, named after a monk who in the early eighteenth century often climbed to the top of the rock to be isolated in prayer.

These days it is much easier get to the top of the rock after Genovese Luis Lavaggi created steps leading to the top of the rock in 1813. At the same time he installed the cross.

In 1855 the cross was enclosed under a cupola created as a bandstand which was renovated in 2003 with a new bronze dome.
Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Wood

Characteristics of this cross:
It is a plain cross and stands under a cupola created as a bandstand.


Describe the location:
It stands on top of a small volcanic outcrop, originally used as a place of prayer by a monk.


Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Year of manufacture: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photograph of this cross.
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