Convent of the Padres de Gracia (Fathers of Grace)

Convent of the Padres de Gracia (Fathers of Grace)

Convento de los Padres de Gracia

Convento de los Padres de Gracia This Trinitarian convent, built in Baroque style, is situated in the Plaza del Corazón de María, known locally as the Plaza del Alpargate (Square of the Espadrille), next to the Arabic city walls. It was consecrated in 1686 and today plays the roles of convent, church, school and soup kitchen for the homeless. The main entrance to the church is particularly interesting as it was a forerunner to the style of façade-altarpieces which later became popular. The image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Rescatado (Our Father the Rescued Jesus) is kept in the church and is highly venerated  by the people of Cordoba.