Nazarene of Santa María Painting in Cádiz, Spain

As you explore the cramped streets and alleys of Old Town, you will discover religious icons painted on porcelain tiles. They are embedded in walls and above arch passageways. Most are centuries old. Occasionally, you will find a contemporary one. This image was created in 1986 for the façade of Santa María Church. Nazareno de Santa María was built in the early 17th century and celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2016. The prized procession of the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno is Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno. The gilded wooden statue of Christ bearing a cross was created by Andrés de Castillejos in 1602. Each Holy Thursday, this treasure is marched through the streets of Cádiz.

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Calle Sta. María, 14, 11006 Cádiz, Spain

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