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Capilla de la Veracruz, Salamanca

Capilla de la Veracruz - Salamanca, Spain
Capilla de la Veracruz
2 Calle de Campo de San Francisco, Salamanca, Spain 37002Map
Neighborhood: Carmelitas

This little chapel was built on the site of an old hospital, and was converted into a chapel in the 16th century. The baroque decor on the main altar, by Joaquín de Churriguera, far from seeming out of place, gives the chapel a very acceptable religious touch. Gregorio Fernández's painting of the Immaculate Conception on the main altar is very beautiful, and there's a silver relic-holder containing a piece of the Lignum Crucis (Holy Cross) and a statue of Our Lady of Sorrow, used in the Holy Week procession. If you can, go there at midday, when you will hear the nuns singing the Angelus.

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Capilla de la Veracruz General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 04:45 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus: 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
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