OLIVENZA Paso of Calle Ramón y Cajal


These small altars are stations of the Via Sacra, located in some of the streets of Olivenza. They are related to the Domingo de Pasos (Passion Sunday), when the image of the Saint Patron of Olivenza, the Señor de los Pasos (the Nazarene who is venerated in Santa María Magdalena), is carried in a procession along the road to the Calvary. They are the last vestiges of the Portuguese heritage of the city and its Holy Week. The age and creator of these small chapels is unknown, although due to their external shape they could date back to the 18th Century.


This was the last one to be updated. Its wooden door, which did not allow the interior to be seen, has been removed and replaced, like the others, with wrought-iron glass doors. Its dimensions are similar to those of the paso of the Plaza de Santa María, both being smaller and with no external ornamentation.


The small altar with whitewashed walls has been covered with painted tiles depicting the Fifth Station of the Cross—The Cyrenean helping Jesus.