Saint Joachim Church (Garrucha)

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The Saint Joachim Church has gone through several restructurings since its creation. It was inaugurated in 1861 in honour of Saint Joachim, patron saint of Garrucha, although at that time it was not completed. It was not until 1867 that the works on the premises were completed. In 1868, the church tower was finally built.

From the year 1900, it was given the changes that would further mark its authenticity. The parish priest, Juan Bautista Sanchez Moreno, managed to provide Saint Joachim with a Gothic-Mudejar altarpiece like no other, a work carved by Alfredo Fabrega from Albox. The last restructuring that the Saint Joachim Church underwent occurred in the seventies, when the façade was modified and an old clock was removed from the tower. In front of the church, in the square, you can see the image of the Immaculate Conception.

It was built on the site of an old chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea that was located at the top of the town. The interior of the church is simple and austere, formed by a main nave and the two lateral branches of the transept in which we can find the most venerated images of Garrucha.

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