The parish church dedicated to the patron saint of the village, San José, in La Herradura next to Almuñécar on the Costa del Sol Tropical, is a must for any visitor to this little paradise at the western end of the coast of the province of Granada.
Due to its patron saint being Saint Joseph, the town’s fiestas and fair are held during the week of the 19th of March every year.
Just a few metres from the beach and the promenade dedicated to the musician Andrés Segovia, the main artery of La Herradura, we find this small but beautiful temple, which was once just a hermitage but has now been the local parish church for over a hundred years, since it received such a mention in the now distant year 1907.
It is essential to point out that from a distance we can see its tall white bell tower, and that all the weddings, communions and baptisms of this pretty village are celebrated there. In addition, inside there is a small shaded courtyard where we can see on one side a prayer area for giving thanks, with a series of candles that are lit every day.
Whether you are a believer or not, if you are passing through the area or are in the area as a tourist, we recommend a visit to the Church of San José de La Herradura, as it is well worth a visit.
Although, it is small and simple, it is also very beautiful and has been preserved in perfect condition.
From here you can also start a pleasant walk through the winding streets of the upper part of the “old town” of La Herradura.
Here are the mass times, which vary according to the time of year:
Holiday eves: 20:00 21:00
Bank holidays: 11:30 20:00 21:00
Weekdays: 19:00 (Tuesday to Friday)
Evenings before public holidays: 19:00
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