Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A link

Pascual Segura explains the fascinating link between the statue of the Virgen Mary which is used in the procession on Easter Sunday in Bigastro and the She Devil in Orihuela.

The original statue of  Mary was destroyed during the Civil War and was replaced by the current one in the 1940s. It was then restored in the 1960s by the artist José Sánchez Lozano who was born in Pilar de la Horadada.

As it happens, Lozano was also responsible for work on  the Diablesa which is paraded in Orihuela.

The statue of the Devil is not allowed to enter a church which is why she takes a slightly different route to the other statues in Orihuela.

Both are beautiful in their own way but of course the Diablesa is quite unique and well worth going to see when you have an opportunity.

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