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Chapel of St Paschal

The Chapel of San Pascual Baylón in La Mortera, a village along the Camino de Santiago, stands out as an essential point of interest along the Camino de Santiago route. Built between the 16th and 17th centuries, this Baroque chapel houses a beautiful polychrome altarpiece that is an artistic jewel of the region. Unfortunately, the original figure of Saint Mary, which used to preside over the altarpiece, was stolen in the eighties of the 20th century, although it was replaced by a new image of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the chapel has the figures of San Pascual Baylón and San Jorge, all carved in wood, which add devotional and artistic value to the place.

Strategically located on the road to the council of Allande, the chapel offers pilgrims a space for contemplation and devotion on their journey. Its unique architecture, with a square floor plan and a front portico, reflects the history and tradition of the road, while its wooden baluster gate and stone arched doorway welcome visitors with a unique charm. The crucified Christ at the top of the complex, along with the coats of arms of the houses of Maldonado and Tineo, add a touch of solemnity and mystery to this place of historical and spiritual importance on the Camino de Santiago.

Images courtesy GuiaVisualdelCaminoPrimitivo

  • Address
    La Mortera, Asturias
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  • What to see
    Ancient hermitage


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