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Ermita de San Blas(Sax)

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It was the old parish church before the construction of the Church of the Assumption, and is built on the same site as the Islamic mosque. Its construction probably dates back to the 13th century and it has a rectangular floor plan, to which a semicircular apse was later added in the presbytery.

It is one of the so-called "reconquest hermitages", a type of construction that consisted of a covered portico, a nave with walls, diaphragms with pointed arches and gabled roofs, and which allows us to date its construction to the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Hermitage of San Blas has a rectangular floor plan, nowadays with a semicircular apse in the presbytery, previously rectangular, and is divided into four sections separated by large semicircular transverse arches. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Baroque belfry where the bell tower is located was built.

The doors of the chapel, of large dimensions and very well worked and carved, have on both leaves a superimposed ornament with the symbols of San Blas, Bishop of Sebaste: the crosier and the mitre.

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