Saint Joseph Hermitage (Totana - Murcia)

Saint Joseph Hermitage (Totana)

The hermitage is located in the San José neighbourhood, which is one of the oldest in the city of Totana. Characteristics of this neighbourhood are its narrow and steep streets, with old single-storey houses, where you can breathe the tranquillity of the town.

Formerly, the area was known as the Castle neighbourhood. Due to the poverty of the residents of this neighbourhood, who attended Mass in the Saint James Parish Church, the richest residents of the city asked the Totana City Council to build a hermitage in the neighbourhood so that these residents would not go to the church of Saint James, with its indecent clothes.

The hermitage was built at the end of the 17th century and consists of a building with a single nave covered with a semicircular vault. Inside, we find simple decoration.

The last restoration of the hermitage dates back to 1995.

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