Todays Featured Poster • Christ of La Laguna, Tenerifi, Canary Islands

This crucifix has been in Tenerife, Canary Island’s since 1520. The Cristo de La Laguna (Christ of La Laguna in English) is a Catholic crucifix of great historical, artistic and cultural significance. It is one of the most revered Spanish religious sculptures and considered by many as the best European crucifix in terms of artistic quality. The local legend tells the story of a stormy night at the Convent of San Miguel de las Victorias (today Sanctuary of Christ) in the Diocese of Cuenca, in Priego, Spain. That night the nuns heard a knocking at the door, and when they opened it found a large box, with a bright light shining from inside. When they opened the box they discovered the statue of Christ on the cross. It was widely accepted as a miracle. The Cristo de La Laguna is known to have been in Venice for a while and from there, taken to Barcelona and from Barcelona to Cádiz, where it was on display in the church of La Vera Cruz. After that it moved to Tenerife in 1520.

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