Jesús Pobre Hermitage
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
The complex consists of two buildings: The Convent (18th Century), privately owned, and the Church (17th Century). In the exterior, the complex forms a uniform block.
The Church has a rectangular floor plan, consisting of single nave in four sections with barrel vault roof and lateral chapels which are not connected to each other. The final section forms the major chapel (last decade of 17th Century); it was built subsequent to the Church nave and has a completely different style in comparison with the temple. The interior vertical wall is laid out on Doric pilasters, whose capitals follow the same model.
The major presbytery has been designed more as a window niche than as a chapel, which was used to store the Poor Jesus image.
The Poor Jesus Image. Of these ancient images, we are only familiar with the photograph of Poor Jesus. It involves a small-scale sculpture which represents a reclining Christ made in the 18th Century.
We start our route from the Plaza Jaime I. First, find the street: calle Germans Maristes, where on the right, we can see a tall grey building with dark windows (Juzgados de Dénia [Dénia Courthouses]). We continue down this street where we pass an outdoor municipal car park on the right. We enter the road: Camí del Saladar and travel approx. 500 m. until we reach the junction where we will take the motorway on the right towards the Avenida de Jávea y Gata to Dénia. We travel approximately 200 m and then turn left and continue on the Avenida de Jávea y Gata to Dénia. Starting from this point, we follow this motorway for 1.6 km. We arrive at a junction which indicates: La Xara district on the right and Jesús Pobre (Poor Jesus)on the left. We turn left and continue on the Xara provincial motorway to Jesús Pobre at a distance of 5.4 km. Next, we find an exit to the right called Avenida Denia (Exit to Jesús Pobre); travel 0.8 km and we are now in the village of Jesús Pobre. Next, we go to the Plaza de la Iglesia (Church Square), where we can visit and enjoy the scenery of this quiet friendly town.