Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. It was devoted to the Virgin of Socorro (Mercy) and used as a constant way of spreading the religious devotion, as well as a point of ritual stop in the Good Friday procession. This monument is located in front of the road junction formed by the Santa Clara and Lucena streets, at the top of the Cruz Blanca (White Cross). With regards to its chronology, we just know that in 1774 was being constructed. It is likely a work by the master builder Martin de Bogas. From the style point of view, it is in a very late Baroque. We should bear in mind that it was contructed for the common people. The design is quite simple, in a trapezoid-shaped floor plan and two sections with triple arcade each of them. Likewise, the decoration is also modest. On the lower floor there are just thin reedings which outline the portico sprandels. On the high floor, we find dressed cut basket-handled arches.
Avd. de la Cruz Blanca