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Monuments in Málaga

Gaucín – Santo Niño Chapel

Monuments in Málaga

 Gaucín – Santo Niño Chapel

The Santo Niño Chapel is located in Gaucín, inside the walled enclosure of the Aguila Castle, on a hill at 688 meters altitude and with stunning viws of the town, the Genal Valley, Sierras de Casares and a large area of the Gibraltar countryside.

The Santo Niño Chapel was built in the seventeenth century to house and image brought, according to tradition by San Juan de Dios.

It has a main nave covered with a carpanel vault and a square chapel with an arched vault. On the side of the Epistly stands a nave built in 1720 with a square dressing room and a hemispherical vault.

Other buildings respond to successive reforms, the most important being the one carried out in the 19th century to convert it into a barracks. The rich plasterwork, even with remnants of polychrome, is related to those of the Victoria Church in Málaga.

Access

When being inside the Castle enclosure, the access is the same. There is a longer and sloping path that gives access to the main door of the castle and another shorter, but also with a middle slope whose entrance would leave us just at the height of the Castle Citadel, from this point the chapel is a scarce 100 meters.

Gaucín - Santo Niño Chapel

Gaucín - Santo Niño Chapel

Gaucín - Santo Niño Chapel

Gaucín - Santo Niño Chapel


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