Christ of the Lanterns

Christ of the Lanterns

Cristo de los Faroles

The first impression which strikes the visitor on entering the popular square Plaza de Capuchinos is of an austere design, with the plain, uniformly white walls interrupted only by stone doorways of the convent of Santo Ángel.

The square also contains one of the most emblematic images of Cordoba: the statue of Christ of the Lanterns. The white walls which surround it heighten the dramatic effect of the Baroque crucifix, and the iron lamps (farolas) surrounding it which give the statue its name.

Christ of the Lanterns (Cordoba - Spain)