Almost on the southern edge of the capital, in the El Rincón neighbourhood, is this church located next to an old ... More
Santuario de San Lázaro
Almost on the southern edge of the capital, in the El Rincón neighbourhood, is this church located next to an old Leprosy Hospital. A mass pilgrimage takes place here each year on December 17th (Saint Lazarus' day), when the faithful arrive on foot or crawling on their knees, often dressed in sackcloth. The common belief is that the saint is exceedingly generous with his miracles, and once inside the church, candles are lit and prayers offered to the image of Saint Lazurus, identified by Afro-Cubans as the deity Babalú-aye.
A favorite stop for tourists, this marvelous cathedral was built in 1592, on the same site of the previous cathedral
that was destroyed by a hurricane around 1584. Located on Calle Cristo, this gothic and neoclassical structure is situated ...
The Franciscans built Santuario de San Antonio after their mother church in Intramuros was destroyed in the closing days of
World War II. To their new santuario, or sanctuary, they brought a statue of Saint Anthony that had survived ...
Built in 1784, Basílica de San Francisco El Grande is the largest church in Madrid. It has a huge and
outstanding collection of paintings displayed amongst its seven chapels, including work by Goya, Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, Maella, and Casado ...