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Worship In Tenerife - places of worship for different faiths


Worship in Tenerife. I am well aware that both expat residents and holidaymakers sometimes want to continue their religious worship while on the island. As Tenerife (along with its home country, Spain) is fiercely Roman Catholic, churches of that faith are numerous. As you can imagine, they generally conduct their services in Spanish. I've attempted to unearth places where English speaking worship takes place, including other main religions as well.


English Speaking Christian Services

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Photo: Raul654
I've had a go at isolating a selection of churches where Roman Catholic services are conducted in English. Because of the influx of British immigrants and holidaymakers, there are quite a few. Tenerife isn't exclusively Roman Catholic. There are a number of English speaking Anglican services throughout the island that you can attend.

Synagogues

star of David
Image: EdoM
The main Jewish community in the Canaries is on Gran Canaria and it doesn't appear that there are any synagogues in Tenerife. Click on the link anyway, because there's lots of other information useful for Jewish people.


Mosques

star and crescentThere is a mosque in Santa Cruz, on Calle Calvo Sotelo, which is a narrow side road off the major thoroughfare Rambla General Franco. Look for the sign over the door, saying Comunidad Musulmana de Tenerife. It's quite a small mosque and plans are afoot to build a bigger one. In the south of the island, there used to be a mosque downstairs at the Comodoro apartment complex in Los Cristianos, but it might not be there anymore. Apparently, there is a Muslim community in El Fraile, which is an area just near Las Galletas and they might have established a place for prayer.


I've discovered a Halal restaurant in Tenerife. Situated in Playa de Las Americas, the Altanoor-Tenerife is a Lebanese restaurant/cafe and take-away that serves a selection of traditional Lebanese Halal dishes, all homemade on the premises.

Situated opposite the tall, yellow Copacabana and the slightly smaller Acapulco apartment blocks, in the Vina del Mar building on Calle Guatamala, this family-run restaurant serves excellent Lebanese food.

contact: Telephone: (+34) 922 789946



Hindu Temples

Sriyantra Hindu symbol
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As you can imagine, in a predominantly Roman Catholic country, there is not much provision for Hindu worship in Tenerife, but I gather that there is a Hindu temple in Santa Cruz. (20, Calle Perez Galdos, fourth floor.) In the south of the island, there is an Indian Cultural Centre, which is found in Torviscas Alto. (5, Calle Galicia, Urbanizacion Pineda Bajo 2.)


Buddhism

Dharma wheel
Image: Esteban Barahona
Try as I might, I couldn't uncover anything about Buddhism in Tenerife. There is, however, an organisation called Casa del Tibet, based in Barcelona, representing Buddhism in Spain. I suggest you take a look at their website for any possible further information.

Casa del Tibet
English Speaking Christian Services

crucifix
Photo: Raul654
I've had a go at isolating a selection of churches where Roman Catholic services are conducted in English. Because of the influx of British immigrants and holidaymakers, there are quite a few. Tenerife isn't exclusively Roman Catholic. There are a number of English speaking Anglican services throughout the island that you can attend.

Synagogues

star of David
Image: EdoM
The main Jewish community in the Canaries is on Gran Canaria and it doesn't appear that there are any synagogues in Tenerife. Click on the link anyway, because there's lots of other information useful for Jewish people.


Mosques

star and crescent
There is a mosque in Santa Cruz, on Calle Calvo Sotelo, which is a narrow side road off the major thoroughfare Rambla General Franco. Look for the sign over the door, saying Comunidad Musulmana de Tenerife. It's quite a small mosque and plans are afoot to build a bigger one. In the south of the island, there used to be a mosque downstairs at the Comodoro apartment complex in Los Cristianos, but it might not be there anymore. Apparently, there is a Muslim community in El Fraile, which is an area just near Las Galletas and they might have established a place for prayer.


I've discovered a Halal restaurant in Tenerife. Situated in Playa de Las Americas, the Altanoor-Tenerife is a Lebanese restaurant/cafe and take-away that serves a selection of traditional Lebanese Halal dishes, all homemade on the premises.

Situated opposite the tall, yellow Copacabana and the slightly smaller Acapulco apartment blocks, in the Vina del Mar building on Calle Guatamala, this family-run restaurant serves excellent Lebanese food.

contact: Telephone: (+34) 922 789946



Hindu Temples

Sriyantra Hindu symbol
Image licence
As you can imagine, in a predominantly Roman Catholic country, there is not much provision for Hindu worship in Tenerife, but I gather that there is a Hindu temple in Santa Cruz. (20, Calle Perez Galdos, fourth floor.) In the south of the island, there is an Indian Cultural Centre, which is found in Torviscas Alto. (5, Calle Galicia, Urbanizacion Pineda Bajo 2.)


Buddhism

Dharma wheel
Image: Esteban Barahona
Try as I might, I couldn't uncover anything about Buddhism in Tenerife. There is, however, an organisation called Casa del Tibet, based in Barcelona, representing Buddhism in Spain. I suggest you take a look at their website for any possible further information.

Casa del Tibet





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