Saturday, July 26, 2008

Church of Sant Bartolmeu i Santa Tecla, Sitges

When you arrive in Sitges the Church of Santa Thecla is visible, as it rests on a cliff where the oldest part of Sitges once stood.

It is dedicated to the Santa Thecla and San Bartolomew. Santa Thecla was a 1st century follower of Saint Paul from Tarsus. She is not mentioned in the Bible, but her life is recorded in the Apochryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla.

San Bartolomew was one of Jesus diciples, and a witness of Jesus ascension to the heavens.

The present church was built in baroque style in either the 17th or the 18th century. It is a beautiful place to walk to, as from here you have a great view to the southern part of the city and over the Mediterranean sea. It is also a gateway to the oldest part of Sitges.

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