Cristo de Lepanto

This beautiful wooden sculpture was build to command one of the ships that fought in the Battle of Lepanto 1571 (a naval engagement of the Holy league against the Ottoman Empire).


The story says this sculpture, that was leading one of the Christian battleships, moved when one of the cannonballs from the Muslims where shot to its ship to avoid being damaged.


The sculpture can be found in one of the small chapels inside the Cathedral in Barcelona.



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