Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Paseo de Los Remedios

 A lovely, sunny 20°C day, just right for a stroll to the Ermita de los Remedios, about two kilometres outside of town.
The walkway has definitely benefited from the renovation work that's been undertaken over the last year or so. Here looking back to the start near to the trading estate.
The walk passes by the concrete manufacturing works.
The Ermita on top of the distant hill.
 We passed by the "Lavadero de Pino", the ancient public laundry. 

But where was the clear flowing water that I pictured below in April last year?. Hopefully only a temporary situation due to the shortage of rain that we've had this winter past.

The final slope up to the Ermita.
The Ermita is believed to have been constructed in the mid 15th century and is dedicated to "La Virgen de los Remedios", the patron of Olvera

This colourful moth was resting on the wall of the main entrance as I entered the Ermita. 
Inside, the building is beautifully decorated with fresco's on the walls and ceiling and the altar bears the magnificently ornate image of the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. 

In all our travels over the last five years, regardless of size, I have still yet to see a more beautifully decorated and cared for Church.  
Outside of the main chapel area is a lovely patio, again ornately decorated with fresco's and mosaics on the walls and ceilings.
 Looking towards Olvera from the hill near to the Ermita.
 We headed back through the underpass of the main A-384 road, stopping off at the Bar Cervecería Entrecaminos for refreshment....sin alcohol of course!. 

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