Saint Roch Hermitage (Totana - Murcia)

Saint Roch Hermitage (Totana)

This hermitage was originally located at the entrance to the town but was moved in the 18th century to the north of the town of Totana, on the road that leads to Los Huertos. It was entrusted to Saint Roch, protector against contagious diseases and epidemics.

The image of the patron of the church is on the altar but it is not the only image that the hermitage has. There are also those of Saint Andrew, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Catherine. Also, the hermitage receives Saint Eulalia of Mérida, patroness saint of Totana, who is brought to the hermitage every December 8 during the festivities in her honour. The image remains until the afternoon of the next day, when it is moved, followed by a procession to the temple of Saint James.

One of the most interesting points to see in this hermitage is the high relief that the sculptor Anastasio Martínez Valcárcel created representing the pilgrimages of Saint Eulalia. This work of art is located on one of the sides, in a beautiful garden.

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