Santo Domingo Church, Cartagena, Spain

Squealia

Crediton, United Kingdom

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Its outstanding feature is the chapel of the Marrajo Brotherhood, built in 1695. It houses the Baroque altar piece made of wood, and numerous figures paraded during Easter week, some of which made by Salzillo. Unfortunately I have no details of the side chapel pictured, the tourist details were as scant as above!

Found this additional information:-

This tiny baroque gem, the chapel of the marrajos, is to be
found in what is now the military church of Santo Domingo,
in calle Mayor. The original chapel of the brotherhood was
built in 1642 in what used to be the church of the former
Dominican convent of San Isidoro. In 1732 the chapel was
extended to include the present altarpiece.
The chapel is square-shaped and topped with a graceful
dome which is profusely decorated with emblems of the
Passion. All of the theatrical techniques of the Baroque are
deployed here, with natural light being used to create the
impression that the dome is actually rising into the air and
also to highlight the gold of the altarpiece.
The altarpiece is a summary of the essential content of the
Good Friday processions: in a lady chapel in the large central
hexedra stands the image of Jesus of Nazareth himself,
a remarkable sculpture by José Capuz, and in niches on
either side the rest of the images which appear in the Via
Crucis. The story of the Passion is completed in the upper part
of the chapel, with paintings between the rocailles depicting
the Crucifixion, Calvary and the Descent from the Cross.
The Chapel of Our Lord Jesus of Nazareth

Unfortunately this photo had to be taken through smallish iron bars so couldn’t quite get it all in!

Psuedo HDR

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