Church of the Souls, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Related people
Timothy H. Crowther (was created by)
Miguel Ferro Caaveiro (was created by)
Description
The Church of the Souls (Igrexa las Animas) was built so that worshippers could offer prayers for "damned souls", or for those they believed to be in purgatory. A scene depicting lost souls in purgatory is engraved in terracotta on the main facade (in between the large Ionic columns). Keywords: Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Igrexa las Animas, Miguel Ferro Caaveira, pilgrimage church. Submitted by Timothy Crowther, recipient of the 2005 Whitaker Travelling Fellowship.
Style/Period
18th Century (1700 - 1799 CE)
Neoclassical
Material
stonework
stone and/or rock