This unique building has evolved from an Augustinian convent church, through the conciliar seminary of San Torcuato, to the Church of Santa María de las Lágrimas y San Agustín.
Both your visit and the audio guide service are free and allow you to live a spiritual and cultural experience through information in five languages (Spanish, English, French, German and Italian) and through the mobile phone by scanning the QR codes arranged in different places of the church.
The building, since its construction in the 17th century as an Augustinian convent, has experienced numerous events such as confiscations, serving as a headquarters in the Spanish War of Independence or a general store of provisions in the Spanish Civil War, up to its current destination as a church open to the worship, presided over by the image of the Virgen de las Lágrimas (Virgin of the Tears).
It has a basilica plan, with the peculiarity of a church within another. San Pedro Poveda or Don Carlos Ros González have passed through the interior of its walls, with the Schola Cantorum foundation, which would be the seed of the Children’s Choir Choir of Guadix Cathedral.
Of special interest is the image of the Sovereign Power (Ecce-Homo), whose face is inspired by the Shroud of Turin and reflects the physiognomy and wounds present on the canvas and its coincidence with the Gospels. And also that of the Child God of Divine Mercy, a Mannerist jewel from the early 17th century attributed to the entourage of Bernabé de Gaviria. The ornamentation is completed with frescoes or Andalusian Baroque wall paintings.