The Chapel of “Mare de Déu d’Agost” of Bocairent

This chapel was built following the town’s reconquest by the troops of James I in 1245, who in accordance with tradition constructed the chapel over the entry gateway to the town, so that everyone passing through it was protected by the Virgin.

The gateway is known as the Portal of the Holy Mother or of the Almaguer. On the chapel’s façade there is a ceramic tableau portraying the Virgin. The chapel is completed with a belfry section with bell tower and a plain forged iron cross. The chapel’s festival is celebrated on the 15th August.