The people who named the streets around this part of Madrid — between Puerta del Sol and Lavapiés — must have been particularly pious. At least to look at the names of the streets you'd think so. Here are a few examples (all preceded by "Calle de/del/de la"):
|Amor de Dios||(Love of God)|
|Ave María||(Hail Mary)|
|Jesús y María||(Jesus and Mary)|
|la Magdalena||(Mary Magdalene)|
|la Cruz||(the [Holy] Cross)|
|la Cabeza||(the Head [of John the Baptist])|
And that's not to mention all the saints (Santa Ana, Santa María, San Agustín, San Eugenio, et al).