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Cristo del Amparo (Protecting Christ)

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Cristo del Amparo (Protecting Christ)

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Location Jaen, Spain
Country Spain
City Jaen
Address Jaen, Spain

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Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.7652,-3.7909


Summary

Santa María square is where Maestra street starts, one of the most central in the capital in whose first few metres you´ll find the vaulted niche harbouring Cristo del Amparo whose image appeared, according to legend, when a group of Jews was trying to profane a procession from here to the catedral.

Popular tradition aside, what is for sure is that on this street - for centuries the main commercial thoroughfare of Jaén – many Jews had their businesses in the Middle Ages. In the close vicinity, also on the right-hand side, is Arco del Consuelo street where they some of the oldest bars in Jaén still serve wines and good food.


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