The Good Dead Chapel

Hermitage built at the foot of Mount Almirez in the Sierra de las Estancias. The decision to place the hermitage in this area is because it is located on the industrial estate. When the work was planned, this area had much production and abundant workers, and that was the reason why it was done in that place, so that the Christ would offer them his protection. The foundation stone of the hermitage was laid by the neighbors who at that time were the longest-lived of the town, José Mena and Carmen González, they were then 103 years old.

Inside the hermitage is the tabernacle that was formerly in The San Sebastián Church. When the remodeling works of the church were done, the tabernacle happened to beautify this hermitage that is the pride of all the citizens of Olula del Río.

In the square of the hermitage is the image of the Christ of the Good Death, a sculpture carved in Macael White Marble of a single piece and of singular beauty. With outstretched arms facing the valley and the town of Olula del Río, the Christ provides protection to his devotees. The same protection offered to the body of the Legion that since 1996 visits the town. From there comes this twinning between legionaries and ingabitants, the flag of the Zapadores Corps carries the shield of Olula del Río.

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