El Calvario Hermitage (Lorca - Murcia)

El Calvario Hermitage (Lorca - Murcia)

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The Via Crucis began to be held in the city of Lorca at the beginning of the 17th century. However, in the 18th century, it was established on a tour of small chapels.

In its origins, it was a practice carried out by the elite of the town and later became a popular celebration. This religious tradition constitutes an intangible heritage supported in turn by a relevant material heritage, made up of both the buildings of the preserved hermitages and the urban itinerary. This Via Crucis made it possible to replace the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem for those Christians who could not travel to the Holy Land.

The main hermitage is the one that generated the most interest thanks to its decoration. In this hermitage, the Christ of Mercy was exhibited—a work that was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War. It is still possible to see the altarpiece carved by Agustín López in 1714 and the decoration of the dressing room made by Jerónimo Martínez between 1769 and 1772.

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