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What’s that on the hill ??

With our motorhome parked, in the very well frequented Las Moreras camperstop,(N40.24530 E0.27162), just set back about 500m from the sea front, high on the hills I can see something, that must be worthy of a visit !

Oh and we’ve been much out-vanned by the beauty next door, complete with smart car in garage!

Out vaned 100% - it’s s massive beautiful beast

The Ermita is one of the most prominent landmarks in Alcossebre. If you look up from anywhere you will see it glistening white on the top of a hill

More than 300 meters above sea level and on the foothills of the Irta mountain range, is the legendary Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber.

Only one slight problem, Google says it’s about 6km uphill !

Google Map of the walk up the hill

Armed with the promise of a cold beer for when we get back Michele reluctantly agreed that we could tackle the walk.

Although most of its construction in places dating to the late seventeenth century, there are some background bits and bobs such as a watchtower that could be traced back a century earlier.

legendary Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber Spain

This is deduced subjectively because some remains were found in one of the back parts of this Hermitage.

It is said to have been built because of a promise.

Apparently, there were a few fishermen who wanted to thank the virgin as they had been left unharmed in the face of an aggressive storm that unexpectedly emerged one morning while they were fishing.

legendary Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber from a distance in Spain by motorhome

Grateful to be alive, they set out to seek the highest point possible on the coast, and built this hermitage in order to be able to venerate their virgin. Finally, they choose the mountain of San Benet for its construction.

View from the archway at legendary Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber

From the top of the mountain range, the Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber offers spectacular views, and from there you can see this vast panorama in the most beautiful views of the town, and also Peñíscola and even the Islands Columbretes, if it had been a clear day !

Glimpses of the light house from the legendary Ermita de Santa Lucía in Alcocéber Spain


Bonus pic of the lighthouse……

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