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Shrine to San Sebastian

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Built in the 15th century, the state of conservation of its Gothic-Mudejar structure is notable. Although some changes made in the 1990s have altered its appearance, one can still see in the apse a polygonal, star-shaped, Gothic ribbed vault with tiercerons. The Shrine was initially located on the outskirts next to a road to Seville. However, population growth and the success of the Fair led to the urbanisation of the area and, ultimately, integration into the urban fabric.

The street where it is located was known as Mesones due to the presence of numerous establishments that provided accommodation and food to people attending the annual livestock fair at Mairena. Currently, the Shrine is dedicated to Saint Sebastian and the crowned image of Our Lady of Remedios, the patron saint and perpetual mayoress of Mairena. She is taken in procession through the town’s streets in September.

Since the 1960s, a pilgrimage dedicated to this image of the Virgin Mary takes place in mid-September in the Salve Pine Forest. Her devotees repeat the same prayer to ask for her help. “You are the patron saint of Mairena, and our joy is so great that we find relief for our sorrows in your shrine”.

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