Hermitage of San Sebastián, Almuñécar

The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

Ermita de San Sebastián - The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

What is an Ermita or Hermitage?

An Ermita (ehr-mee-tah), is typically a quiet place of worship, prayer or meditation.  It is also known as a place of pilgrimage, a shrine, or a small chapel.  In the case of the hermitage of San Sebastián, it is a small chapel.

 

Hermitage of San Sebastián, Almuñécar

The hermitage of San Sebastián Mártir de Almuñécar was built in the sixteenth century with mortar walls and a domed ceiling.

During Semana Santa, on Good Friday, the Cofradía de Penitencia del Santísimo Cristo del Misericordia, Nuestra Señora de la Piedad y San Sebastián Mártir hold a procession through the neighborhood.  Prior to the procession, people are allowed to adorn the throne and figure of San Sebastián with flowers.

Good Friday Procession Route:
Ermita de San Sebastián, Plaza de La Ermita, Carretera Suspiro del Moro, Carrera de la
Concepción, Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía,
Carrera oficial, Carrera de la Concepción frente fachada edificio Carbonell, Carretera
Suspiro del Moro, Plaza de La Ermita y a su Templo (Ermita de San Sebastián).

Plaza de la Ermita, s / n
18690 Almuñécar (Granada)
Telephone 958 630 646
Mass schedule:  19:00 The 1st Sunday of the month

The streets of barrio San Sebastián, Almuñécar


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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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