Church of Our Lady of the Most Pure

A must-see church, particularly for its carving of Our Lady of Victory, full of diamonds, sapphires, and rubies.

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Church of Our Lady of the Most Pure

A witness to history.

Built around the middle of the 17th century, this church has borne silent witness to most of the city's history, enduring sieges and disasters throughout four centuries. It has three naves and various Baroque altarpieces, but the biggest standouts are the 16th-century baptismal font and in particular the Christ of the True Cross, dating from the end of the 15th. It also holds the venerated image of Our Lady of Victory, the city's patroness, a priceless carving of the Virgin Mary with a crown composed of innumerable diamonds, sapphires and rubies especially crafted by a Madrid jeweler. The church took a quarter of a century to construct and was inaugurated in December 1682.

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