13 December 2013 - 14: 06
Saint Lucia, a lawyer for vision problems, also has a corner for her in Dénia. It is one of the so-called "De Conquista" hermitages dated in the 15th century and with subsequent remodeling between 1708 and 1812.
It is a one nave building, rectangular whose interior is divided in two by a central arch of rough pointed out that can be seen in buildings of this era. His most treasured possession is a chalice of the second half of XVII century on the image of the saint is. Outside you can observe the buttresses constructed masonry technique.
The main facade is taken by the gateway, a door of semicircular arch with ashlar and keystones and crowning the facade, a small bell tower made of stone.
How to get there
The hermitage is located in the Natural Park Montgó, about 2,5 kilometers from the city center, in a very quiet area of a residential area that can be accessed by bicycle, on foot or by car, since there is no public transport to the hermitage.
To access there are two very simple ways:
The first access is next to the Nursing Home St. Lucia. We can park the car in the parking lot of the residence and see before us a huge stone wall. Following this wall is a qualified way, and about 50 meters is the chapel. From this access we reached the esplanade of Santa Lucia, where already sighted the small building.
To take the second itinerary we will start from the port of Denia, looking for the road to Les Rotes until the roundabout of the Hotel Port Dénia. Once we reach that roundabout we will turn off at the first exit, we will follow the path for 200 meters and we will turn left, and 50 meters ahead, again to the right. Following that path, the Camí d'Aranda, we will look for the Montgó and we will always go up until we reach the Camí de Santa Llúcia on our left, the same path that leads to the Alfa & Omega school. It is a narrow road but it does not pose any obstacle for vehicles. At the end of the road, after some pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation, we will find the hermitage.
Schedules and Masses in the chapel
The chapel of Santa Lucia, like the rest of the municipality, remains closed during the year, opening its doors to the public on December 13, the feast of the patron, and if required, for private events.
Hermitage facilities are assigned for shared use Parroquia San Antonio, and now also hosts the Bulgarian Orthodox Church of the Bulgarian Patriarchate.
Sundays and holidays a Holy Orthodox liturgy is celebrated at 10: 00 hours. For visits call concerted rev Orthodox priest. Aleksandar tel. 690109682
Feast of Saint Lucia
The feast of St. Lucia is celebrated on December 13, and to commemorate the onomástica one porrat and pilgrimage to the shrine is made. Throughout the centuries, devotees have come to the image of the saint to pass a handkerchief over his eyes and thus heal their illnesses.
Around Santa Lucia
The hermitage of Santa Lucía is located in a residential area of Montgó, very close to the Nursing Home to which it gives its name and the Day Center. Near the hermitage are the Alfa & Omega and Sacred heart, And nearby services are limited to a bar / restaurant (Bar Campús) located approximately 300 meters from the shrine, as far as can be accessed by car.
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