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Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Segovia

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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. Put Iglesia de la Vera Cruz into our Segovia vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Segovia.
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  • A Templar Church of structure unique in the world. It is worth visiting it even if it is not in the historical district of the city.
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  • Apparently modeled after the Church of the Holy Selpuchre in Jerusalem. Its a bit of a walk from the Alcazar, but definitely an interesting visit for those with a passion for religious buildings.  more »
  • Since it is located quite far from the city and need some walking is not worth it and your time. We went because we were relatively close but wasn't worth much. Not particularly maintained Temple and is very empty. Some interesting history of the battalion who made him but up there.
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  • Templars in all your stones, I feel not to visit it by the time you arrive. But I'll be back. Its stones speak and not be because. In addition the views of the Palace from here are also tremendous. But this Church of Vera Cruz exudes history, history, written history and which remains to write.
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  • It is a very special Church, enter inside and feel the forces surrounding the building. It is a must-see, especially to fans of the stones with history
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  • CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 13 TO NOVEMBER 4, BOTH INCLUSIVE.
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  • Very unique
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  • Great and great history
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