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Ermita de Sant Joaquim

The Chapel of Sant Joaquim presides over the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in Pego, which extends to the end of Passeig del Calvari in the southwestern corner of the town centre. It is a delimited area that constitutes a tranquil and pleasant plot with the Via Crucis chapels shaded by traditional cypress trees and other species of trees. The complex also includes the Sala family's mausoleum, which is the family that also owns the hermitage.

The Calvary, with its typically Valencian ceramic altarpieces, is the oldest part of the complex, dating back to the 17th century. The chapel was founded in 1760, while the mausoleum was built in 1891, the same year the chapel was restored. The buildings and the surroundings are currently maintained in good condition.

The chapel is quadrangular with whitewashed walls and a pyramidal tile roof, on top of which rises a curious blind belfry. Large and straight voussoirs frame the rectangular door, on the lintel of which rest three crosses in low relief. Above these, and beneath the eave, a glazed roof protects the ceramic altarpiece of the last station of the Via Crucis.

Inside, among other religious imagery and objects of worship, there are paintings depicting the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Shepherds.

During Holy Friday, the confraternities go in procession from the chapel of Ecce Homo to Passeig del Calvari during the most solemn acts of Holy Week in Pego, such as the meeting and fall of Jesus of Nazareth with Veronica and Our Lady of Sorrows (La Mare de Déu dels Dolors or La Dolorosa). The traditional pilgrimage is quite unique, as people who come to watch the procession bring homemade pastries (called “bollos”) made from tomatoes, peas or vegetables to enjoy among the cypress trees of the Calvari.

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