It is a small chapel, known as the Chapel of the Holy Face, traditionally, regarded as the home of St. Veronica and site of the miracle, when Veronica paused to wipe the blood and sweat off Jesus face with her veil, his image was imprinted on the cloth. The Christian tradition recounts that Saint Veronica from Jerusalem encountered Jesus along the Via Dolorosa on the way to Calvary. When she paused to wipe the blood and sweat (Latin sudor) off his face with her veil, his image was imprinted on the cloth. The event is commemorated by the Sixth Station of the Cross.
circa 1200 CE
The main entrance to the chapel (left), it leads to a stair case to the crypt. On the right is a souvenir shop which also offers access to the crypt.