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Religious architecture

To start this route, this time we start from calle Pablo Picasso, a street which is home to the town’s most modern temple, Iglesia de El Salvador.

Walking along calle Donantes de Sangre, and after crossing Paseo de las Palmeras, we will make the next stop at the first of the hermitages that we will find along the walk, the Ermita de la Limpia y Pura (Hermitage of the Clean and Pure). It is situated in calle Pérez Galdós, a small chapel and house belonging to the Cofradía de San Juan Evangelista (Brotherhood of St John the Evangelist).

To reach the next stop, we have to head towards the town centre, and once we are in the popular Calle real, we will see the road in honour of the heroine of Bailén, María Bellido, which links to another significant road, which is calle 19 de julio (literally 19th July Street), the date which refers to the historic event of 1808.

A street that everyone calls “calle Ancha” (Wide street), it leads us to the Iglesia de San José Obrero, a fifty-year-old church,

The journey continues along calle Victoria to calle Vista Alegre, which will guide us to the next stop on the journey at the Ermita del Santo Cristo (Hermitage of Holy Christ), home to the Brotherhood of Santa Vera Cruz.

Another hermitage that awaits us on the street popularly known as “Cuesta de Jesús” (Hill of Jesus), is the Nuestro Padre Jesús (Our Father Jesus) hermitage. It stands out for the red sandstone masonry used in its building, a material that is said to have come from the remains of the building of Bailén’s landmark temple, which we can see in Calle Iglesia, and is called Iglesia de la Encarnación (Church of the Incarnation).

The walk among local religious architecture culminates in the Ermita de la Soledad (Hermitage of Solitude), situated in Calle Baeza, near to the graveyard and headquarters of the Virgen de los Dolores Brotherhood.