Ermita de Santa Ana

Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain

The Ermita de Santa is situated on the highest part of Chiclana de la Frontera on the hill of the same name. It was designed by a Cadiz architect Pishadura en insta at the initiative of the brothers Francisco de Paula and José Manjón. After gaining permission from the military as the site was a strategic vantage point, construction occurred between 1772 and 1774.

The a porch is a polygon shape with three semicircular holes on pilasters. It is covered with a hemispherical dome with four circular holes to the interior which light the chapel. The entryway opens to the main town of Chiclana and Bay of Cádiz. It has Byzantine, Mozarabic, and Neoclassical features. Inside, it houses a small shrine. A sculpture representing Saint Anne with the Virgin sits within a niche, the work of the Genoese sculptor, Domingo Giscardi, who was based in Cadiz. The chapel is open to the public every Tuesday and July 26, the feast day of Santa Ana.

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Founded: 1772
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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CNX Expat (5 months ago)
Not really worth to visit. The Eremita was closed and the view over the city is ok-ish.
J M (10 months ago)
Lovely views.
eileen anderson (2 years ago)
I really enjoy going to ermita Santa Ana. The views are great. Feels peaceful up there.
David Szlapak (3 years ago)
Sat morning, had the place to ourselves, easy parking, great views, and peacful
Juan Casas (4 years ago)
I love this place when you're alone or couple with, don't throw trash here, please, there are specifics birds here that they need to be protected. At the afternoon always here is the love! When the sunshine is hiding at horizon it's really impressive!!
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