Iglesia de Vera Cruz

sights / Religious

Iglesia de Vera Cruz information

Segovia , Spain
Address
Street Carretera de Zamarramala
Prices
admission €1.75
Opening hours
10.30am-1.30pm & 4-7pm Tue-Sun Dec-Oct
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This 12-sided church is one of the best-preserved of its kind in Europe. Built in the early 13th century by the Knights Templar and based on Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it once housed a piece of the Vera Cruz (True Cross), now in the nearby village church of Zamarramala (on view only at Easter).

The curious two-storey chamber in the circular nave (the inner temple) is where the knights' secret rites took place.