Teguise celebrated its annual pilgrimage to the lonely clifftop church of the Virgen de las Nieves for the first time in three years yesterday, with large queues of cars reported on the LZ-10 road and many pilgrims unable to enter the church to attend mass or pay their respects because of crowds.
As usual, many pilgrims walked the 6 kilometres church up the ridge from Teguise, some in traditional dress, while a few other intrepid souls scaled the Famara cliff itself.
The white-clad image of the Virgin was paraded at 1pm, glittering in the sunlight and accompanied by Teguise’s municipal band. The usual cries of “Viva!” were heard when she was returned to the church.
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