Apart from the landmarks of the city of Santa Cruz proper, probably the most important on the island of La Palma is this early-15th-century church dedicated to St. Blaise, in the town of Villa de Mazo, 13 kilometres (eight miles) south of the capital. Starting as a small hermitage with Mudéjar-style walls, two centuries later a pair of naves was added, and today the highlights of the San Blas Church include various enormously valuable retables, the most notable of which is a Baroque masterpiece carved in mahogany. Also of interest is the rectory alongside, housing various artworks and objets (especially from Flanders) including wood panels, goldwork, and a pair of 16th-century paintings of St. Anthony "the Great" and Dominican order founder St. Dominic.
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