Christ of the Lanterns

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Christ of the Lanterns

The Cristo de los Desgravios y Misericordia, popularly known as the Christ os the Lanterns as well as the Cristo de Capuchinos, is a sculptural ensemble that is located in the Plaza de Capuchinos.

 

Formerly this square was part of the Capuchin Convent, which still forms the square in its northern treasure, and was donated to the city as it is a communication step between the Axerquía and the Villa, through the Cuesta del Bailío.

Thanks to the alms from the Marquises of Hariza as well as the impulse of the Capuchin Fray Diego José de Cádiz, said monument is raised in 1794 by the stonecutter Juan Navarro León, attributing the sculpture to Gómez de Sandoval.

Nestled in one of the most traditional places in Córdoba such as the Capuchin square, the Christ of the Lantners is illuminated by different lanterns that surround it with the name it holds. The current physiognomy of the Christ of the Lanterns has its origin in the gates that were built in the 20s of the twentieth century and its lanterns were replaced by other more sullen in 1984.

The Capuchinos square with its sculpture of the Christ off-center in it, is one of the most frequented places in Córdoba by its visitors, due among other things, to the original cobblestone that it still maintains. The Christ of the Lanterns became nationally famous for Antonio Molina’s 1958 film “The Christ of the Lanterns”

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