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Church of “Nuestra Señora del Socorro”

From the 16th century the Augustinian Order has worshipped in this Church, being totally dedicated to the Virgen “Santa Maria” under the lovely title of “Mare de Déu del Socors”, a Marian dedication of great tradition in the Augustinian Order.

The temple is from the 17th century, constructed in “piedra de marés”, sandstone with a main nave and ten side chapels. The most prominent piece of the main altar is the beautiful 16thcentury carving from Seville of the “Virgen del Socorro” and St. Augustine.

The oval chapel of St. Nicolas de Tolentino or “Seven Chapels” (also known as Santa Rita) is covered by an exquisite baroque dome from the 18th century, recently restored and considered by many to be the best of its kind in Baleares. It ist the work of the architect and scuIptor from Navarra, Francisco Herrera. It is in this Chapel with the altarpiece dating back to the 18th century where the image of Santa Rita of Casia is venerated.

Another example of great historical value is the Organ from the 18th century, work of the famous mallorquin organists, the Caimari Brothers, which is considered to be one of the best organs in Mallorca.

Enclosed in this temple of Socorro, which is closed to worship, is the Church “Nuestra Señora de Gracia”, (now “Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados”), a beautiful gothic temple dating back to the 15th century.

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