We are often asked about the location or availability of places of worship in the area. There are several places of worship in the area and not all of them are obvious as you walk past. We will share with you the names of each place of worship and they have also been pinned on a map. We don’t have the details of mass for all of them but feel free to search online based on their name.
Churches of La Herradura & Almuñécar
La Iglesia de la Encarnación (Catholic Church)
The Church of the Incarnation is located at the top of a small hill in the center of Almuñécar, just behind the Town Hall. It was built by the architect Ambrosio de Vico, then master of the archbishopric of Granada. It was built at the end of the 16th century and was completed in 1600. More information about La Iglesia de la Encarnación here. This is one of the main starting/ending points for processions during the week of Semana Santa and throughout the year. Please review our full calendar of fiestas & festivities.
La Iglesia de el Salvador (Church)
Located in the P4 area of town, with the front entry along the pedestrian walkway. Some processions start and stop here during the week of Semana Santa. Read more about La Iglesia de el Salvador in our business directory.
La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Chapel in Los Marinos)
This is a Catholic Chapel and it is the center of attention during the events surrounding Las Fiestas Virgen del Carmen each July. The chapel is at the west end of San Cristobal beach and back one block from Chinasol. Read more on our business directory.
Nerja and Almunecar Anglican Church
The chapel has been kind enough to allow the Anglican church to use the building for their services. Local Anglicans meet each Sunday at 9.30 am from November through to March. In April, May, September, and October there are services only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and during the summer months of June, July, August there are no services. Anglican Mass schedule here.
Iglesia Santa María del Mar
We don’t have too much information about this church. It is located on Calle Campo Velilla, 2, 18690 Velilla-Taramay. Just a block up the hill from Velilla beach. Mass schedule here.
Mass schedules in Almuñécar
Monday to Friday
Iglesia de El Salvador -> 09:30
Iglesia de la Encarnación -> 19:00
Saturdays and Eve of Holidays
La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Los Marinos) -> 18:00
Iglesia de El Salvador -> 19:00
Iglesia de la Encarnación -> 19:00
Sundays and holidays
Iglesia de la Encarnación -> 09:00, 12:00 and 19:00
La Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Los Marinos) -> 11:00
Iglesia de Santa María del Mar (Velilla) -> 11:00
Iglesia de El Salvador -> 13:00
Chapel of the Virgin Mother (Torrecuevas) -> 17:00
Iglesia Evangélica Reformada (Evangelical Church)
This church was first opened in September 2002. The first public meetings were held in a former garage and seven years they moved to the current location in P4, city center. All of these years they have been working in this church, preaching, teaching and organizing different kinds of evangelistic activities. Read more about Iglesia Evangélica Reformada and schedule here.
Parroquia de San José La Herradura (Church)
The processions for Fiestas San José in March, as well as here during the week of Semana Santa, are centered around this location on Calle Canalejas, 26 La Herradura. Read more about Parroquia de San José La Herradura here.
What is an Ermita or Hermitage? (Place of worship)
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.
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.
Ermita de San José y Santa Rita Punta de la Mona
The hermitage of San José and Santa Rita is located in a privileged place at the top of Los Berengueles. It was built by architect Francisco Prieto Moreno in the 1970s. You can find it perched in the pines near the Punta de La Mona lighthouse, tucked between the bays of Almuñécar to the east, and the Herradura to the west. It is a nice area for reflection, meditation, and organized events.