Plaza Campo del Príncipe


The Plaza Campo del Príncipe is situated on the ancient Muslim cemetery. The square was built in 1497 to celebrate the wedding of Juan the son of Isabel and Fernando after marrying in Cantabria. In de center of the quare is the statue of  Christ of Favors which was financed by the residences in 1640. Between 1679 and 1682, the province of Granada was hit by the Bubonic Plague. Fortunately, the district Realejo was the least affected neighborhood and people believed that this was due to the fact of praying before the statue. The devotion of the statue was that great that Archbishop Fray Bernardo de los Ríos Guzmán declared that anyone who was praying to the statue would cede 40 days of forgiveness. Every year on Good Friday a crowd of people gathers around the statue at 15:00 in order to make three wishes.

View on the statue on the Plaza Campo del Príncipe
View on the statue on the Plaza Campo del Príncipe

 

The square has a line of bares with terraces that are also heated on fresh day. On the square is also a playground for the children.


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