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Iglesia de la Vera Cruz

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Address: Carretera de Zamarramala, Segovia, Spain
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Apparently modeled after the Church of the Holy Selpuchre in Jerusalem. Its a bit of a walk from the Alcazar, but definitely an interesting visit for those with a passion for... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Sara H
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Apparently modeled after the Church of the Holy Selpuchre in Jerusalem. Its a bit of a walk from the Alcazar, but definitely an interesting visit for those with a passion for religious buildings.

Thank Sara H
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Fantastic church from the 1200s - One of only a few such churches that remain in the world. Great architecture and brilliant piece of the past, in a really well preserved and unaltered state.

2 Thank Albia-Newton
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you are lucky enough to be in Segovia do yourself a favor and stop in at the Iglesia de la Vera Cruz. It's a unique structure and offers some great views of the Alcazar from below.

Thank CamTheFamilyMan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Wonderful old crusader church. Highly recommended. Atmospheric. Wonderful old murals. This was my favourite church in Segovia (however most of them were not open). My understanding is that there are roughly 17 churches in Segovia.

Thank trvlr0001
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The folks up in the castle used to come here for their Sunday services. It is in amazing condition and an interesting architectural contrast to the Alcazar. It is twelve-sided, representing the apostles, which is certainly a nice touch for a church. See this on your way to the castle.

Thank heyjudithz
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Very, very old church with a lot of history. You can walk through it and go up the staircase. Went with a tour guide who explained everything well. Great for those who love history and architecture.

Thank Abby K
Segovia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

It is a very interesting Church to see for all those interested in history and architecture. All the Templar constructions are circular, although there have been many esoteric explanations for this fact no one has been able to prove them. The Church currently belongs to the order of Malta heiress of the Temple after its dissolution.

3 Thank LJGBR
Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Unique 12 sided church. We stopped on our way around Segovia on the small road that circles the city, Great views along this road

2 Thank ronwickham
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

This church dates from the 1200s when its owner, the Orden de Malta (The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), was seated here. An altar that the order still uses dates from Roam times. The order is a lay Catholic organization that does... More 

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

A small non-descript church in the Old Town of Segovia, you wouldn't miss much if you do not enter as there is nothing worth to see inside. However the view of the bell-tower from the nearby Plaza asks you to stop for some minutes to admire the structure.

1 Thank Dr_B_Maitra

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