Jesús Pobre is a smaller local entity in the municipality of Dénia, with 663 occupants at the moment. Found 110 meters high up on the slopes southern face of Montgó, it is 8 km from Xàbia and 10 from Denia. The closest community is Gata de Gorgos, 2 kilometres away.
The name of Poor Jesus results from the image that is stored in the church. Before it had been called Benissa de VI, name that most likely originates from a Muslim farmhouse of the exact same name.
As the most essential structures consist of the Church of Jesus Pobre (seventeenth century), the convent of the Franciscan annex to the church (XVIII century), 3 mills situated on capital of the same name (eighteenth century) and the farmhouses Colomer and Ferrando (16th and 17th centuries specifically). The structure of the existing town is because of Father Pere, a Franciscan that lived through the area as well as established the church or hermit.
Hospice/ Convent of Poor Jesus Patio area del convent de Jesús Pobre, found in the metropolitan center of Jesús Pobre, it is a facility created by the holy place, the current church and parish, the building that houses conventual areas and also a setting in which the señorí's residence, which closes the square and also the yard of convent, surrounded by a fence wall surface that surrounds it.
The hospice of Jesús Pobre, of Franciscan order, was started around 1642 by Fr. Pere Esteve, known as Daddy Pere, an important personage in the times of Philip IV of Castile. His foundation has a link to the life of spiritual Denia (1582 - 1658 ). This Franciscan found an image of Jesus leant in the tomb, to which he dedicated a church in the coveta where he lived, on the slopes of Montgó. To Father Pedro we owe him the name of Poor Jesus.
The church is integrated in the third quarter of the 17th century; as confirmed by the existing engravings on the secrets to the reinforcement arcs of the canon vault of the holy place, dating from 1660 and also 1668. It is a spectacular instance of Franciscan conventual architecture. The order, during that time, had impressive architects who designed the strategies as well as directed the works of the countless monastic complicateds that put up.
The present convent structure is integrated in the last quarter of the 18th century. Inside, the routine outdoor patio with main well and the outer flow galleries, the cloister, stick out. The date that is carved on the lintel of the major site, 1789, indicates, probably, the year in which these jobs conclude. Since this date, the graphic endorsement of an extremely shabby ceramic tile testifies the name of the person who spent for the prices of this construction: TO EXPENSES OF M. PEDRO JUAN PLA Y BELDA DE AGULLENT.
After the confiscation and exclaustration of the order, the convent entered personal hands. Even with the circumstances that surround its damage process, the convent still retains, besides much of its design, important vestiges of the ceramic panels that embellished some rooms and the inside of the galleries of the cloister.
Today, the ceramic panels, intensely restored, have been situated in the lower cloister as well as patio. One represents Father Pedro stooping prior to the photo of Jesus Poor. In one more, the Franciscan with arms open before his convent and, in a second scene, to Fra Pere praying to God in Montgó.
A view of the Montgó from Jesus Pobre
The all-natural park of Montgó has experienced yearly fires considering that April 1987 The calcination of the Montgó natural park was eaten in June 1996 with another essential fire that devastated 180 hectares of evergreen on the side of Jesús Pobre.
The farming of Jesus Pobre, according to information of an oral statement, was of completely dry land. The component of the valleys remained in the hands of the gentlemen, the abundant families of the community, that had 90 percent of the land; they possessed the most productive lands and also grew the vine that gave the grape of muscatel with which the grape was made. The part of the mountain - which was primarily rock - came from family members with less sources and was planted with carob trees, almond trees and also olive trees. In the most effective ranches of the land, ceps were likewise grown and also dried plants were made. They had some lemon for self-consumption.
The just recently recovered rio de Jesús Pobre
Jesús Pobre, within its privileged environments, allows you to practice: _ Mountain sporting activity with the natural paths of the Montgó Natural Park _ Walk as well as run both walking and by bike along its country roads In the exterior centers of the sports center you can Play in fronton, front tennis, tennis, basketball, football, ... and also inside the structure you can practice yoga exercise, aerobics, table tennis ... We can delight in the golf of 365 days Year at the La Sella Golf Club. We likewise meet the La Raya Athletics Club, for those who such as the competitors.
Celebrations to Jesus Pobre
January: Cavalcade of the three kings of the east on January 5. The three kings take part in the cavalcade getting here in the community square, where they disperse presents.
May-June: The managerial events in honor of Jesus Poor are celebrated for Easter Grana, for Pentecost, that is to state, 50 days after Easter. In them they blend both spiritual as well as playful acts. Among the most superior occasions are the procession to Jesús Pobre, bullfighting, fireworks, popular dinners and also celebrations.
July-August: During these months, every Saturday evening, in the polideportivo of Jesus Poor, there is a fresh movie theater where we can enjoy motion pictures with the quality of the night. At the same time the festers provide dishes as well as drinks.
August: Parties in honor of the very first Valencian poet of Arab origin, Ben al-Labbana, who offered the historical name to the population: Benissadeví = Ben Isa to Dan. The celebrations in honor of the poet have in their central axis the representation of the cantata "The son of the milk", as well as finish the Great Day with the Escaldà. As of 2011, the Scald's rituals end with the Dance of the Dances, retrieved on February 12, 2011, at the time of the flowering of almond trees, at the IV wedding anniversary party of Riuraus Vives.
October: The festivities of the Cabrerot are commemorated around the 9th of October. Cabrerot is the grape that is left without gathering in the vineyard after harvest. In these parties we can enjoy prominent suppers, paellas and also verbenas.
Coordinates: 38°47′56"N, 0°05'07"E
Autonomous community: Valencian Community
Comarca: Marina Alta
Judicial district: Dénia
Total Population (2010): 663
Elevation: 110 m
Postal code: 03749