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Built by the Knights Templar to house a piece of the True Cross, or the cross that Jesus was crucified on, Iglesia de la Vera Cruz was constructed to be a shrine. However, the fragment of the cross didn't stay in the structure long: it's currently located in a village church nearby. The shrine now stands as a historical curiosity, distinguished by 12 walls whose geometric shape is broken only by a tower on the south side. Visit the lookout point near the Alcazar, a Moorish palace in Seville, to get the best perspective on the structure. Inside the shrine is a two-story gallery where the Knights Templar may have kept vigil over the piece of wood. Climb the tower for another view, this time of the Alcazar. Use our Segovia vacation builder app to arrange your visit to Iglesia de la Vera Cruz and other attractions in Segovia.
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Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar Nothing special about the structure or decor but still we paid the 3 euros admissions fee, and went in for quick prayer. This church is the only...
Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar Nothing special about the structure or decor but still we paid the 3 euros admissions fee, and went in for quick prayer. This church is the only... more »
Interesting and very original building. The Vera Cruz Church, formerly known as the Holy Sepulcher, is a Catholic church. It is located north of the city, very close to the Monastery of San Juan de..... more
Interesting and very original building. The Vera Cruz Church, formerly known as the Holy Sepulcher, is a Catholic church. It is located north of the city, very close to the Monastery of San Juan de..... more »
Beautiful but sadly closed I believe until 31 Oct 2021.
Magnificent austere church located on the way out of Segovia along the road leading to Zamarala. Attributed to the Templars it has a round nave and a spartan altar with just a crucified Jesus. There is a modest fee to visit.
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