Churches and Chapels

Convent of the Virgin of Rebollet (12th-13th Century)

This is Oliva’s oldest religious building, where the Virgin of Rebollet can be found. This is the oldest Marian image in the Community of Valencia, which dates back to between the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The Convent is a typical construction of the late Renaissance period. Inside it, apart from the image of the Virgin of Rebollet, you can find several altarpieces, a Manises-style plinth and the organ dressing, all of which is from the 18th century.

WINTER Timetable:
Monday to Saturday
18.30 pm
Sunday
09,30 am – 12.30 pm

SUMMER Timetable:
Monday –  Saturday
19.00 pm
Sunday
09.30 am

Santa María la Mayor Church (17th-18th Century)

A good example of Valencian architecture from that era. It has three naves. It was originally built in a baroque style and then finished in an academic classicist style. Stand-out features are the bell tower, the chapel of the Virgen del Rosario and the stone structure which acts as a buttress for the apse. It’s home to a museum of ornaments, images and gold items, where you can see, amongst other pieces, a communion chalice which belonged to the Centelles family in the 16th century.

Crypt of Santa Maria

The main characteristic of this church is the spacious crypt which opens up in the middle of the church. This crypt is currently used as an exhibition hall.

WINTER Timetable:
Monday to Friday
08.00 am / 19.30 pm
Saturday
19.30 pm
Sunday
08.30 am / 11.30 am / 20.30 pm

SUMMER Timetable:
Monday –  Friday
08.00 am
Saturday
20.30 pm
Sunday
08.30 am / 20.00 pm

San Roque Church (18th-19th Century)

This church has its roots in the Muslim community which occupied Raval over half of the 15th century. The present-day church is all from the 19th century, apart from the Christ chapel, which dates back to 1749. It’s worth pointing out the chapel, an authentic baroque jewel, and the fresco paintings which adorn its cupolas.

WINTER Timetable:
Monday to Saturday
19.00 pm
Sunday
11.00 am / 19.00 pm

SUMMER Timetable:
Monday –  Saturday
20.00 pm
Sunday
11.30 am / 20.00 pm

San Francisco Church

The parish church of San Francesc de Asís was designed in the year 1954 in a modern, innovative and functional style. It’s one of the best architectural examples of pre-conciliar churches in the entire diocese of Valencia.

WINTER Timetable:
Monday to Friday
19.00 pm
Saturday
20.00 pm
Sunday
12.00 am / 18.00 pm

SUMMER Timetable:
Monday –  Friday
19.00 pm
Saturday
20.00 pm
Sunday
12.00 am / 18.30 pm

Convent of the Order of Saint Clare

Since being founded in the year 1609, several generations have passed through the Order of Saint Clare’s Monastery of the Visitation. The present-day convent began to be built in 1943. The Community of the Order of Saint Clare, from the silence of their cloister and their quiet and restful prayer, contribute to the town of Oliva’s spiritual development.

Timetable:
Monday to Saturday
09.00 am
Sunday
09.30 am

Santos Antonios Chapel

This chapel was built in 1763. It’s a building with a rectangular floor plan and a single nave. The interior has a simple neo-classic decoration and a pulpit and altar where images are kept of the saints after whom the chapel is named: San Antonio de Padua and San Antonio Abad.

Timetable:
Sunday
10.00 am

Gateway to Sant Vicent Chapel

The San Vicente Chapel was built in 1725 in the place where, tradition has it, the Saint used to preach. It’s a street with great character and harmonious architecture. The Roman road that linked Játiva with Denia quite possibly passed through there.