Hermitage of Remedios Virgin : Cartama

Visited on the 20 Jan 2019

The most emblematic monument of Cártama is without a doubt the Hermitage of Our Lady of the Remedies, located in the Hill of the Virgin. It was built in the seventeenth century on another original of the fifteenth century, whose time is also the image of the Virgen de los Remedios, patron saint of the town.

This hermitage is of a single ship, covered with vault of half cannon, and in her it emphasizes the Camarín, of hexagonal plant, vault of six cloths and decoration with base of paintings of birds and flowers in socles and pilasters. In it, the image of the Virgin appears in an artistic silver temple. Its beauty is unique, both in its exterior and in its interior, whose walls are adorned with the memories left by the faithful who come to visit it.

The path to the Hermitage, always on the rise, is winding, and is an authentic natural viewpoint from which you can contemplate a magnificent panoramic view of the Guadalhorce Valley. In addition, there is a new access to the back of the mount of the Ermita called Trascastillo, which is part of the hiking trail “Sierra de los Espartales”.

In 2004, the entire complex was declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Junta de Andalucía.

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