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Ermita de Santa Bárbara - Villanueva de Castelló(Villanueva de Castellón)

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Originally built next to the road that led to Alcover, with urban growth the Hermitage of Santa Bàrbara de Villanueva de Castellón now occupies number 8 of the Plaza de la Ermita, on the outskirts of the town.

It has been destroyed by several earthquakes and was last rebuilt in the 19th century.

In the square and in front of the temple there is a fountain representing a tower, a symbol of the saint. Unfortunately, it is very deteriorated.

The church, with a gabled tiled roof, is attached to houses on all sides except for the façade. The façade is white and uncluttered, topped by a baroque cornice and a belfry with thick, short pillars, a bell and a weathervane. The door, with two wooden leaves, is framed by a segmental arch and above it there is a ceramic altarpiece with the image of the saint and a small latticed oculus. There is also a small basin with the name of the hermitage.

The interior is rectangular, narrow and deep, covered by a barrel vault with splayed arches, gilded coffered ceilings and blind lunettes. The apse is three-sided, with a shell vault, enclosed by a balustrade. The altar is free-standing and behind it is the Baroque plaster altarpiece. The main niche houses the image of Saint Barbara flanked by two other niches with Saint Joseph and the Child and the Virgin of Fatima.

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