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“A tradition symbol” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte

Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte
Spain
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“A tradition symbol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This is a well known tradional symbol for warries. Devotion to this Chist will encourage you and assist you in difficult times in life

Visited June 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“A Wonderful Statue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The image of the Cristo de la Buena Muerte was created by Pedro de Mena (Granada 1628 - Málaga 1688), one of the best sculptors of his time. It shows Christ being crucified. It is displayed in the Church of Santo Domingo. The image is the patron and protector of the Spanish Legion, so every year during Holy Week, it is the custom of the Legion to visit Malaga and take part in the processions on Holy Thursday of the Cofradia del Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte.

Unfortunate in 1931, a mob tried to destroy the statue of Mena and only parts of the original sculpture were saved. In 1941 the artist Francisco Palma Burgos created a very good copy of the Christ.

On Holy Monday the statue is exhibited in the church and the Legion has an honor guard around it. There is a changing of the guard that lasts about 20 minutes that the public can see. This is a very interesting and moving spectacle. It can be seen daily until Ash Wednesday.

Visited April 2012
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