Setenil de las Bodegas San Sebastian Chapel
San Sebastián Chapel
The San Sebastian Chapel is situated on the outskirts of the town on the highest part of the mountainside. It was the first Christian construction in the district after the Conquest at the end of the 15th century. It is small in size and rectangular in shape, conserving the architectural features of the late Spanish Gothic period. It is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of the district. The main portico on one side and its very simple brick bell suppot are noteworthy. At present it is used as a station of penitence on the night of Good Friday, when a Christ Crucified is carried in a procession known as the Procession of Silence, following a tradition the dates back to the 16th century.
The site of the Hermitage is on the original site of a military camp from which the conquest of the town was organised and carried out by Castilian troops. From here there was a bombardment which broke the walls of the Turret and opened up the Arab walls.