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Museums Capella de sa Tanca Vella

Capella de sa Tanca Vella

A small chapel, rectangular in shape, with a tunnel vault roof. The archbishop of Tarragona authorised its construction in 1369 and dedicated it to Saint Valerius. In those years it served the small population of Formentera, which had been reduced some years before due to the Black Death in 1348. In the 18th century, when the island was repopulated, the Saint Valerius chapel was joined to a new house called Sa Tanca Vella, where the building gets its current name from. At the start of the 1980s the house, in ruins, was demolished to restore the chapel, which was purchased by the Formentera Council in 1983. It was declared a site of cultural interest in the monument category in 1993 and is located in the protected area of the Sant Francesc Xavier historic complex.

How to get there:
Capella de sa Tanca Vella (mapa)

Visiting hours:
10.00am to 1.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Free admission

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