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Benimarraig Hermitage

Dedicated to Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus.

Getting there:

To reach this hermitage, you must follow the N-332 road towards Calpe and take a right after 2.5 on a trail that leads to the square the hermitage is located on.

Description:

This hermitage was built in the 19th century, and it is the newest of them all. It is not accessed from in front of the altar; rather, the altar is located on your right as you enter, and the bell is on the left, as opposed to the other hermitages, whose bell is located above the main façade. Another difference is the school which, in this case, is attached to the hermitage. Due to how close it is to the town, it does not have lodgings for the parish priest.

From its square, which features a large pine tree, you can see the path to the coast, with the impressive Calpe rock and part of the coastline of Benissa and Calpe. Turning your gaze, you are met with the sight of Oltà, the Bèrnia mountain range and La Solana. A number of trails start from this point, passing along typical country houses and crossing typical Mediterranean farmlands and pine groves.

Festivities:

They are held in mid-August, and the events include a mass and live music, as well as contests for children and adults.