Its two naves and enormous portico with Aztec motifs give it away.

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Nuestra Señora de la Regla

Long live eclecticism!

As the Canary Islands are located right in the centre of the usual commercial routes between Africa, Europe, and South America, this has allowed their culture to be made up of a kind of collage which mixes traditions from all over the world. This is the case for the church of Nuestra Señora de la Regla which is located in the centre of Pájara, in the south of the island: it is one of the few churches that you'll find which is established over two naves; in fact, it was built over a former construction, as the current building was built between the 16th and 17th centuries. This church shows characteristics which are common among the rest of island churches, as its whitish colours are combined with typically Majorero arches and domes. Its most prominent feature is the wooden portico that shows motifs and icons of the Aztec culture; in fact, it's supposed that the architect was a Mexican who was exiled in Fuerteventura. It's curious, isn't it?

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