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PLAZA DE CAPUCHINOS Y CRISTO DE LOS FAROLES

A cobbled street leads us to the Cristo de los Faroles, flowers permanently strewn at its feet, proof that this is one of the most revered of the city’s symbols. The statue of Christ was erected here in 1794 by the Capuchin friars. Originally called the Cristo de los Desagravios y Misericordia (The Christ of Atonement and Mercy), it is more popularly known as ‘The Christ of the Lamps’, thanks to the lamps which illuminate it at night, when it is definitely worth visiting. This square is home to the Capuchin convent of Santo Ángel and la Iglesia de Dolores, which contains a beautiful statue of the Virgin in a quaint chapel. This statue is followed by the largest number of penitents during Easter processions and for this reason it is known as la Señora de Córdoba (The Lady of Cordoba).