June 27, 2009


The Saint Vicent´s church is located at the northeast of the Island. I must admit that has been the very last church of the island that I have visited. This time I want to tell a little history (may be a leyend) about this little church. A blogger called Alfonso Naharro wrote it in one of the local newspapers.

The history talk about a pirate’s boat that arrived to Ibiza due a big storm. All died except one of the crew. A neighbourr went to help him but sending away for something to eat, may be to es canar or whatever... The neighbour was rich thanks to all the gold on board of the boat, and wanted thanks god for that, so he brought the treasure to home, and paid a piece of land where a church had to be built. He also requested to someone on the mainland to due a bell, that is the one today we can see on the church. This should happen at the beginning of the XIX ´s century. On those days the people from here had to go to the San Juan´s Church for the mass. The new church of San Vicente was start building in 1827 and meanwhile the church was built the Priest of San Juan had to go every Sunday to do the mass under a big tree. For advising the neighbourhood that service the bell of the Pirate´s boat was the one in use for that, and the assistants went each one with one stone to built the new church. The new church of Sant Vicente was finish in 1838 and on the new bell can read "snta Maria ora pro nobis". 

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