| Province & Villages - Cadiz - San Roque
San Roque is the so-called City of Gibraltar in Exile. This beautiful Andalusian town takes its name from the Rock due to the series of events that occurred in 1704 when the isthmus was taken by the English and the original inhabitants refused the British offer to stay in the colony.
This was when the town was founded, on a small hill with a chapel dedicated to Saint Roque where Gibraltarians used to go to pray for protection from the plague.
The city of San Roque grew gradually during the sieges on the Rock, and the parish church was built on the same site as the chapel in 1735.
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