En la ruta Museos del Silencio, You can check the religious and cultural heritage of Hellin through a journey that will take you through their churches and chapels, all situated on several hills in which originated the present city.
This route begins at the Plaza de San Francisco, where the most important monastery in the Diocese of Cartagena is: the Franciscan Convent. Its construction began in the year 1524 outside the city. Inside noteworthy, on the one hand, church with nave, the side chapels and rococo chapel where the statue of the Immaculada Invicta of the Sevillian sculptor Fernández Andes
, and secondly, the cloistered and monastic area.
Following the street Barrionuevo, and in the historic town, we arrive at the Ermita del Rosario, lugar en el que se encuentra la patrona de la ciudad. Its construction dates back to the early sixteenth century, a small chapel with a single nave, thanks to the expansion of the cult would acquire larger. The current building is the result of the Baroque era of early eighteenth century, a la que corresponde la cabecera y nave principal, and comprehensive reform that made the local architect Justo Millán in the nineteenth, enlargement of the aisles, modification of the cover and construction of the bell tower.
A few steps from this point the most important temple in the city is located, the Archpriest Church of Santa Maria de la Asunción. Construction began in 1499 and his long running along the sixteenth century to appreciate the overlapping elements of several architectural styles. It was one of the first churches of stone and the first columnar of the Diocese of Cartagena, reflecting the change in constructive ways in Spain between the end of the Gothic, such as seen in the arches of the aisles, and the beginning of the renaissance facade appreciated. Inside you can see much of the rich imagery Hellinera.
Then, path is directed towards the San Rafael Hermitage, patron of the city, built in the seventeenth century with modest materials and simple with no ornamentation traces. De su interior destaca el retablo de madera así como la imagen de San Rafael que se salvó de ser quemada durante la Guerra Civil. At present, The chapel houses an important collection of pictures and paintings of great importance, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day.
The last steps lead us to the San Roque Church. Built during the eighteenth century and rebuilt in the nineteenth with a popular architectural style, inside include the oldest Renaissance altarpiece of the city dating from the late sixteenth century, paintings of the Evangelists made by Francisco Fernandez Reolid, and sculptural images of great devotion in Hellin as the Christ of Medinaceli.
These, therefore, a route that will allow visitors to enjoy the rich cultural and religious heritage of the city as if you were in a real museum, dumb, leaves everything said.