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Hermitage of San Roque de Kolitza

  • Hermitage of San Roque de Kolitza

Hermitage of San Roque de Kolitza

The hermitage of San Roque is located on top of Kolitza Mountain, trying to stand still over a cliff at a sea level altitude of 880 metres.


Even if it is mentioned already in 1111, the present hermitage dates back to the 13th Century, when Cistercian style prevailed. Built in masonry, it has only one rectangular nave, with barrel vault and apse. The main entrance is located under a semi-circular arch, with three archivolts supported by figured corbels.


The tower has only one bell and a stone cross on top.

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Type of resources:

Religious buildings

Monument type:



Monte Kolitza  - 48800  Balmaseda

Phone:   +34 946 802 976 (Balmaseda Tourist Office)Phone:  

+34 946 802 976 (Balmaseda Tourist Office)

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Period :

XIII century


A procession is held the first Saturday 40 days after Easter.