Monday, March 2, 2009

Undiscovered Ibiza: Sa Capelleta d'en Serra

You may have read our Ibiza news item about the San Jose fiesta and wondered what the hike up to Sa Capelleta d'en Serra was.
Sa Capelleta means a small chapel, and this one is located 393 metres high above the Benimussa valley on a hill known as Puig de sa Capelleta which is sign-posted from the road through the valley.
The chapel was built by Vicent Serra, whose initials can be seen on the facade, to fulfil a promise he made when he was called on to fight in the Algerian war. He said that if he came back alive he would build the chapel – he did, but unfortunately died five days before its consecration on May 29th 1919.
It's a beautiful walk up to the top – though you can drive there bar the last couple of hundred metres – with spectacular views over the island down to San Antonio on one side and to Formentera on the other.

Inside, the statue of Christ was also made by Vicent Serra

Read more about Ibiza's Tiny Chapels

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