Chapel of San Diego

In the outskirts of Villa de Betancuria

The Chapel of San Diego (Ermita de San Diego) is in the outskirts of Villa de Betancuria, undoubtedly one of the most charming towns in Fuerteventura, and just a few metres away from the ruins of the old San Buenaventura Franciscan convent.

It is said that it was built in the same place where San Diego prayed. San Diego was a Franciscan friar and a Saint for the Catholic Church, who lived in the Canary Islands between 1441 and 1449.

The exact date of its construction is unknown, although it is believed that it was around the second half of the 17th century.

From an architectural perspective, the small building consists of two naves: the Gospel Nave (Nave del Evangelio) and the Epistle Nave (Nave de la Epístola). The main door is built in stonework and finished with a semicircular arch. It also has two other entrances on its southern part. Inside, we can find a wooden pulpit, the main arch, baptismal font and a small altarpiece.

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