Hermitage of Fabraquer

The Fabraquer hermitage is dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary, and celebrates its annual festival on the first weekend of August, coinciding with the festival of departure. On the main altar of the hermitage there is an altarpiece of ceramic slabs and images of the crucified Christ, the aforementioned Virgin of the Rosary and the Sacred Heart.

Near the enclave we find very interesting points such as Villa Marco. It is an impressive villa of uncertain origin, whose current modernist configuration is the result of a renovation carried out in the 19th century. The El Campello Town Hall, to which the town belongs, organizes guided tours of its botanical garden, made up of a series of historic gardens that delight visitors. If we travel through the area, avoiding rush hours, we can enjoy the Marco road, an environment that still maintains numerous agricultural farms, a trip to the past where we can see buildings such as Villa Herminia, which has two splendid monkey puzzle trees of monumental size, or very close by. Villa Rodrigo, which also has its own hermitage, and which houses part of the facilities of the El Caballo Loco campsite, which has a bar open to the public.

The old hermitage of Fabraquer was the hermitage that we find today on the Abril farm. According to the chronicler Montesinos it was built in 1703. In that hermitage he got married the poet and writer Mr. Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio and Civil Governor of Alicante, and his wife Mrs. Guillermina O’Gorman, a lady belonging to a wealthy Irish family living in Alicante.

Despite being somewhat displaced from the center, the neighbors came to it to celebrate their services and the feast of the Virgin. However, the hermitage ended up within the fence of the Abril estate, so the neighbors lost their place of worship. For many years the neighborhood lacked ceremonies but thanks to the efforts of the neighbors, the new Fabraquer hermitage was built, blessed in 1991.