Attached to this simple chapel is a small annexe known as ‘ra Lonjeta’ and the village cemetery stands to the side of the building.

The villagers considered this small chapel as a second church and the fact that it stands close to the cemetery, the final resting of loved ones, affords it an undeniable sentimental value.

In the past the village celebrated the feast day of San Fabián in great style on the 20th January, and a church guild was established in his name.

Saints such as Fabian had a protective role in the rural environment. Some festivals or celebrations mark the start or end of the farming season in the villages; the Virgen de Agosto (Virgin of August) coincides with the harvest, San Martin with the slaughter of a pig etc.

In the past, when very little medicine existed, the saints were seen as the only option for finding a cure for many people, and some even became known for helping with specific pains and illness; Santa Lucia for problems with sight, San Blas helped the throat, San Fabian and San Sebastian protected people from the plague, Santa Rita fought off incurable illnesses, Santa Ana oversaw childbirth etc.


  • Ermita de San Fabian