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Chapels and hermitages

The hermitages and religious chapels are part of the history and culture of Antequera. They are an expression of the deep-rooted religious beliefs of the people and a testimony of their devotion and faith. These structures were built over several centuries and show a variety of architectural styles, such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Mudejar.

Discover the chapels and hermitages of the city.

Visitors to Antequera can explore a wide range of religious chapels and hermitages, each with its own history and significance. Among the most outstanding is the Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, a grandiose church built in the 16th century with impressive Renaissance architecture. Other outstanding hermitages are those of San Agustín, the Virgen de la Paz and the Virgen del Carmen.

The hermitages are also an important part of Antequera’s religious heritage. These small, isolated places of worship were usually built in remote locations, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and were used by hermits as a place of solitude and contemplation. Some of the most famous hermitages in Antequera are the Ermita de la Virgen de la Esperanza, the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza and the Ermita de San Isidro.

As a whole, the hermitages and religious chapels of Antequera constitute an important part of the cultural and architectural heritage of the city. They offer a unique insight into the town’s religious beliefs and practices and provide a fascinating glimpse into the town’s rich history and culture.

Hermitages and chapels in the city

Discover our religious and cultural heritage.