This time, we are looking at a building from the 18th century which was once a school and was later donated by the families of Bailén, Corchado and Barreda to the Santa Vera Cruz Brotherhood.
Through a rounded archway, the façade gives us access to the temple to admire its most outstanding element, the half-barrel vaulted ceiling centred in the transept and presbytery, decorated with plant motifs where voluminous acanthus leaves surround the crests, two of them held up by innocent children.
The image of “Cristo de la Expiración” (Christ of the Last Breath) gives this temple its name, which is home to the “Santa Vera Cruz” Brotherhood, possibly the town’s oldest.
The images of “Cristo de Medinaceli” (Christ of Medinaceli), “Oración en el Huerto” (The Agony in the Garden), “Virgen de los Siete Cuchillos” (The Virgin of the Seven Daggers), “Ecce-Homo”, “Santa Mujer Verónica” (Holy Woman Veronica) and a collection of carvings that make up the “Descendimiento de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo” (The Descent of Our Lord Jesus Christ) can be admired in its interior.
If you would like to visit, you can do so each Friday from 19:30 until 22:00 during summer and from 18:00 until 21:00 during winter opening hours. In addition, in May, this hermitage is open every evening from 19:00 until 22:00.
If you would like more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 953678394