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Segovia - This is the curious church of the Vera Cruz of the Order of Malta

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Vera Cruz Church in Segovia

One of the most curious corners you can see in a visit of segovia, in the surroundings of Madrid, is the Vera Cruz church.

You find it very close to the banks of the river Eresma, on the road that goes up to the nearby town of Zamarramala, in front of the imposing Alcazar.

This church is one more than you can see in one route by the river Eresma, at the foot of the hill where the segovia city, where the Parral Monastery and the Fuencisla Sanctuary.


Door in the church of Vera Cruz in Segovia

Finished building in 1208, the Vera Cruz church It has architectural style Romanesque, but above all it stands out for presenting a characteristic circular plant With twelve sides.

Due to its special configuration, remember the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem or to the Tomar church in Portugal, the latter of Templar origin, and which I do not know.

If I can add that this circular plant is also found in the temple church london, one of the most interesting and least known corners of the British capital.

In fact, it was thought that the Vera Cruz church was built by templars, although now it is considered that it was raised by the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

The Church of Vera Cruz de Segovia currently it is guarded by Order of Malta, to which it belonged already during the seventeenth century, and whose best heritage exponents you can see in a trip to the island of Malta.


Interior corner of the church of Vera Cruz in Segovia

What to see in the church of Vera Cruz

Certainly in the visit inside You will be surprised by the aforementioned circular configuration.

In the center of it you will find a temple of two heights, around which the three apses are distributed.

On the top floor of the temple you will see a dome and a stone altar decorated with linked arches and Solomon columns.

This enclosure is thought to be used for the candle of arms and prayer by the Knights Templar.

The square tower bell tower was added in the 16th century.


Altarpiece of the Resurrection in the church of Vera Cruz in Segovia

Vera Cruz Segovia church hours

The visiting hours of the church of Vera Cruz de Segovia they are, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10.30 to 13.30 and from 16 to 19 hours, and on Tuesdays, from 16 to 19 hours.

On Mondays all day and Tuesday morning the church is closed for visits.

He price of entry To visit the church of Vera Cruz de Segovia is 2 euros.


Vera Cruz Church in Segovia

Photos Vera Cruz Segovia church

Below you have a gallery of Photos of the church of Vera Cruz de Segovia.















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