Chapel of Sant Joan of Bocairent

Formerly an Arab mosque, it dates back to the 13th century and was the first church to be built in the town. On its façade, you can see the belfry with a Gothic arch, built of stone and mortar. It is located in a corner of the street forming a gable of the neighboring house. It has a square floor plan and is decorated with a denticulated moulding, rosettes and baroque drawings on the ceiling. On the walls, allegories of the Virgin and Child, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Sorrowful and the Sacred Heart.

The High Altar is presided over by a baroque altarpiece with Solomonic columns. In the centre of the altarpiece the following inscription can be read: “Charitas me fecit. Year 1728”. On the left wall, an oil painting representing the Crucifixion hangs, and on either side St. Eloy and St. Barbara. The feast of the chapel is celebrated on 23 and 24 June.