Convent of San Buenaventura

Base for the Franciscan monks sent to spread Christianity among the island’s inhabitants

The Convent of San Buenaventura (Convento de San Buenaventura) is in Betancuria, Fuerteventura. Its Construction began to be planned after the authorisation of Pope Benedict XIII in the early 15th Century. From there, there were several delays, expansions and reconstructions.

The convent served as a base for the Franciscan monks sent to spread Christianity among the island’s inhabitants. Betancuria was chosen at the time as it was the island’s political and administrative hub. A village, and now town, that has known how to keep this stately atmosphere that characterised it in the past.

Unfortunately, the passing of time has made a mark on this building, and nowadays there are only ruins of what was the cradle of Christianity in Fuerteventura.

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Calle Pdte. Hormiga, 13, 35637 Betancuria
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