SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE
LOS GIGANTES CHURCH
SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE
ESPIRITU SANTO CHURCH
This beautiful church is situated in the Plaza Bougainvillea, Los Gigantes in the Municipality of Santiago Del Teide.
It has modern stained glass windows, a large painting behind the altar depicting the Disciples (some known residents of Los Gigantes). Inset into the walls are three dimensional representations of the Stations of the Cross.
Address: Pje. Acacia, 27, 38683 Santiago del Teide, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The official opening of the church was in May 1997 by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Tenerife. It is now shared for worship by both Roman Catholics and Anglicans. The church is open to visitors daily with Anglican services on
Thursdays at 10.30 am and Sundays at 6pm throughout the year.
Following the Thursday morning service we meet for fellowship in one of the local cafes.
ESPIRITU SANTO CHURCH, LOS GIGANTES.
From Autopista TF-1:
Travelling north with the sea on your left, take the exit marked San Juan, Alcala, Puerto de Santiago, Los Gigantes, taking a left which will lead you down a long hill, about 6 kms. At the bottom at the roundabout, turn right, followthe signs to Puerto de Santiago and Los Gigantes passing through the village of Alcala and continue some 4 kms until you come to the second roundabout just after the police and fire stations (Bomberos), on your left. Turn left. At the 4th sharp bend fork right (taking you effectively straight ahead), and then bear left into the one-way system which will take you down to Los Gigantes. At the bottom of the hill turn right.
You have arrived in Los Gigantes.
If you are able to park on the road on which you are travelling you need to pay at a machine (you can return to the machine to get your money back when you are ready to leave!). However, parking is free in the evenings, Sundays and public holidays. Many people park on one of the side streets which are unrestricted. The church is situated in the main square and is very easy to find, opposite the shops, cafes, banks etc.
If you are travelling from Armeñime, Playa Paraiso, Callao Salvaje or San Juan:
You take the TF-47 in the direction of Puerto de Santiago and Los Gigantes (i.e. north with the sea on your left). When you get to Alcala, the directions are as above.