I want to tell you more about Cabanes, but I thought it might be a good idea to post something first about a special building. A building I have only seen from the outside and would love to see how it looks on the inside.
The building I am talking about, is an hermitage, built at the end of the 16th century and has an eventful history, as I can read on wikipedia and some other website. They think it took around 14 years to build this hermitage and the rooftiles were made in the ‘factory’ situated at our neighbour’s house.
Originally dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary, it was the scene of executions carried out by the Napoleonic troops of Marshals Suchet and Ramfort, who before retiring in 1811 set the temple on fire, leaving it in ruins. Materials from the abandoned Hermitage of Miravet were used for its repair, and since then its dedication to Christ has been changed. Thus, after its desecration in 1810, it remained unused for years, but in 1853 it was dedicated to the Holy Christ of Agony, a carving that soon after was transferred to the parish in prayer due to the terrible cholera epidemics that affected Cabanes between 1855 and 1885. After the civil war and the post-war period, on February 12, 1961 the Stations of the Cross were blessed and two of the chapels were dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario and San Vicente Ferrer. In 1975, as a plaque at the entrance of the hermitage commemorates, the IV Centenary of its construction was commemorated.So interesting building and will find out more how it possible to see it from the inside.
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