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Chapel of Santo Cristo de la Sangre

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The chapel consists of a single nave with exterior buttresses and a polygonal sanctuary to which an alcove is attached behind a neo-Gothic altarpiece featuring the Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre (Holy Christ of the Blood).

It is from the 16th century, and although it has no great artistic merits, it is the object of great devotion on the part of the people. It is in perfect condition.
It was renovated in the 18th century.

According to legend, this Cristo de la Sangre was passing through the town on its way to Antequera from Seville, where it had been made in paste. When passing the site where its chapel is today, the ox cart "got stuck and we had to make him a house because he didn't want to leave this town".

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