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Ermita de Santa Bárbara(Rocafort)

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The Santa Bárbara urbanization, one of the best known and most prestigious residential areas in the province, is located in the municipality of Rocafort, occupying an extensive area immediately north of the town center, next to the CV-310 road - where it has its main access - in the Godella-Bétera section.

More or less in the center of this colony, surrounded by single-family plots, is the temple dedicated to Santa Bárbara, which is used for religious worship by the inhabitants of the area.

The temple is surrounded by its own land with manicured gardens and trees, enjoying an attractive and peaceful environment. It combines modern and functional lines with a certain rustic air thanks to its unclad limestone masonry, both inside and outside, which gives it a very characteristic appearance. On the left side there are three large elongated windows with their respective stained glass windows, separated by a kind of buttresses topped by statues. At the back it has a small terraced bell tower that barely rises above the roof, with a metal structure above it for the two bells.

Its floor plan is rectangular, with a framework of wooden beams left exposed. The decoration successfully combines rustic and quality materials. The altar, of Romanesque inspiration and elevated on steps, is presided over by a suspended image of Christ and a canvas image of Santa Barbara, the work of the Valencian painter José Peris Aragó (1907-2003).

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