The Candelaria Town Hall reported this Tuesday that the Basilica de la Patrona de Canarias will be closed on the night of August 14, as well as that the TF-28 highway will remain open to traffic, so pedestrian traffic will not be allowed.
These measures are in addition to those announced by the Council of Tenerife, which days ago issued the recommendation not to make a pilgrimage to the Mariana town.
The island corporation will temporarily prohibit, from 6:00 p.m. on August 13 to 6:00 a.m. on August 16, traffic on various trails and tracks.
With regard to ascents from the north slope, traffic will be prohibited on the ascent path from La Orotava (from the Monte del Pino track, next to the Caldera de la Orotava); the path of the Jacobins, in Santa Úrsula (from the El Rayo track); the PR TF 25.2 trail (from the Hoya del Abade Recreational Area) in La Victoria; the path PR TF 25.3 (from the Mirador de la Vica) in La Matanza; and the PR TF 25 trail (from the Las Calderetas Recreational Area, in El Sauzal, to the TF-24 road, in the Las Lagunetas plain).
With regard to descents on the southern slope, the prohibition will extend to the Caldera de Pedro Gil path and track (Güimar-Arafo), to the Helechera track (Candelaria), to the Dornajos track ( Candelaria), the El Fayal track (Candelaria), and the track and service road for the Red Eléctrica high voltage line (Candelaria).
The Candelaria City Council insists that you do not make a pilgrimage to La Villa and go to visit the Patroness of the Canary Islands throughout the year.
The City Council also reports that the Local Police of Candelaria has extended controls on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the municipality.
Thus, last weekend 22 traffic complaints were processed, 7 of them for talking on the mobile phone, 5 for lacking ITV and 2 various complaints.
On the other hand, it is worth highlighting the high percentage of positives in the controls for drug use (three of the six carried out) and alcohol (five of the eight carried out).