Chapel of our Lady of Inmaculada Concepción.

It is an 18th century building, it was created by the former brotherhood “Inmaculada Concepción”. It is a church of a single nave with a small sacristy which had a House of sacristans which was later sold. It was decorated on its walls and the dome had Baroque plasterwork carved on it. At the end of the 18th century it was transformed and the plasterwork disappeared and was remodelled following a neoclassical style. In 2011 during the restoration plan, all the former plasterwork hidden behind a wall appeared.


  • In 1802 there was a plague  of yellow fever in La Rambla. The chapel was used as a hospital for evicted people.
  • Until the 1960s it was a House of hermits/sacristans, who were the people responsible for taking care of the Hermitage.
  • The Virgin “Inmaculada Concepción”  was made by a sculptor from Malaga(17TH century). In the 19th century it was restored by changing its head and hands to the neoclassical taste.
  • The brotherhood is set in the Hermitage in 1999 and has been restored twice since the brotherhood is there.
  • In November 2001, there was a fire which affected images and the building. The brotherhood has been restoring it for more than eight years. They have brought it back the aesthetics of the 18th century in its plasterwork and arches.

Holy Week

We can find different statues in this church such as, the brotherhood of  Inmaculada Concepción, the brotherhood of Nuestro Señor Jesucristo de La Oración en el huerto, María Santísima en su Desconsuelo, San Juan Evangelista which are taken out on procession on Holy Monday, but leaving  from the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

Sources consulted:

  • popular wisdom

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