The first impression which strikes the visitor on entering the popular square Plaza
de Capuchinos is of an austere design, with the plain, uniformly white walls interrupted only by stone doorways of the convent of Santo Angel. The square also contains one of the most emblematic images of Cordoba
: the statue of Christ of the Lanterns
. The white walls which surround it heighten the dramatic effect of the Baroque crucifix, and the four iron lamps (farolas) surrounding it which give the statue its name.