Masonic Temple in Tenerife proposed to become a monument of historical memory

The restoration work on the Masonic Temple of Tenerife, a true jewel of architecture, started earlier this year.

The Association for the Recovery of the Masonic Memory of the Canary Islands has submitted to the regional government its proposal to declare the Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a building located in San Lucas Street in the capital of Tenerife, a place or monument of historical memory.

It is a magnificent structure located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), in Calle San Lucas. The temple was built between 1899 and 1902, according to a project by the municipal architect Manuel de Cámara, financed by the Añaza Lodge. The completion of the project would not occur however until 1923.

It witnessed the history of Santa Cruz throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and finally in 2022 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), as the Masonic Temple of Tenerife is unique in its category. In fact, it is considered to be the most beautiful example of a masonic temple in Spain.

In additionl to the mentioned proposal, the members of the board of directors of the Association for the Recovery of the Masonic Memory of the Canary Islands have emphasised the importance of setting up the Virtual Centre of Historical Memory, with the aim of compiling, recovering, studying, disseminating and facilitating access to the information contained in the documents of the historical memory of the Canary Islands.

In addition it would provide support and a documentary and historical basis for the actions, initiatives and strategies related to this matter implemented by the Government of the Canary Islands, or by any other public administration.

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