When you think you know a place quite well, suddenly you stumble upon a building which you have never seen before. That is what happened yesterday in Torrevieja. Pam and I strolled along the promenade to La Mata and then cut back along Calle Ramon Galud dropping down to the Plaza Oriente where we found this magnificent building – el Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
No wonder we haven’t seen it before because it was only on the 26th of June this year that the new Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the car park at the Plaza de Oriente were inaugurated.
At the ceremony were the President of the Generalitat, Francisco Camps, and the bishop of the diocese of Orihuela-Alicante, Rafael Palmero Ramos.
You can see the scale of the building from the person, who happens to be Pamela, standing by the doorway.
In fact this new temple replaces the original chapel which was inaugurated on the Sunday, 13th August 1922. The chapel was originally built to house the growing clergy of Torrevieja especially during the summer months.