Las Ruinas de la Parroquia
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Las Ruinas de la Parroquia information
This now-ruined church was built in 1575 as a shrine to St James the Apostle. It was destroyed by the 1841 earthquake, rebuilt a few years later and then destroyed again in the 1910 earthquake. Today only the outer walls remain, but ‘the Ruins’ are a pleasant spot for people-watching. Legend has it that the ghost of a headless priest wanders here.