The Chapel of the Holy Cross was designed by Antoine Spinelli, the same architect who designed the Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher in Nice. It was built somewhere in the 17th century, but sundry additions and restoration works were also carried out during the 18th and the 19th century. The Baroque elements seem to prevail across the rest of the architectural and decorative details of the structure, both outside and inside the church.

Speaking about the interior of the church, it bursts with floral decorative motifs, and it is said to have maintained unchanged since the 17th century. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons why the edifice was declared a historical monument in 1987.

The chapel belongs to the order of the White Penitents (penitents blancs, also known as the Archiconfrerie de la Sainte Croix de Nice), and it bears the markings and the symbols of the order.

Name:
Chapel of the Holy Cross (Chapelle Sainte Croix)
Address:
2, Rue Saint Joseph, 06300, Nice, France
Telephone:
0033 04 9385 4345
Email:
penitents.blancs@wanadoo.fr
Website:
www.penitentsblancs.fr

2, Rue Saint Joseph, 06300, Nice, France

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