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“Beautiful Imposing Interior”

Iglesia de Santa Cruz
Ranked #30 of 106 things to do in Cadiz
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This was significantly smaller than the near-by Cathedral but the interior decoration was more imposing and spectacular and well worth a visit.It was built in 1263 on the site of a Muslim Mosque by none other than Alfonso X the Wise and has undergone many modifications since .Definitely worth a look inside and it is free.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Having put our heads around the door of the main cathedral and not feeling the atmosphere the opposite could be said of this place. Beautiful religious figures and works of art but above all a most spiritual place. I was fascinated by some of the rituals we saw there, the leaving of herbs ( parsley?) in front of one figure, the significance of the red carnations, the touching of the robes and the kissing of the glass windows of certain figures was very moving. A very special place in Cadiz

Thank Nicky J
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We stumbled upon this house of treasures between the Roman theatre and the cathedral. They were preparing for a religious parade so the statues were dressed quite audibly and the platforms/trolleys were decorated in velvet with silver vases. So sumptuous.

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Interesting church. Have a look at Cristo de Medinaceli. There is quite a contrast between the religious art and the architecture of the roof. We were glad to have seen it after walking through some stormy weather. Worth the effort.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The detail in the statuary is very realistic and worth the trip here just to view them. In contrast to the larger cathedral...this is very intimate. We visited during a local wedding.

Thank Rmangun
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