Outside Sant Antoni de Portmany, a cave where worship may date back nearly 2,000 years
Spooky underground chapel
Just outside the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany, the Cova de Santa Agnès is an irregularly shaped underground grotto with an entrance excavated in the rock. Its origins are murky, although archaeologists believe Christians may have worshipped there as early as the 3rd century AD. Along with several narrow side galleries, there's one central chambre, containing the altar and almost non-existent adornment and furnishings except for the image of St. Agnes and several calceous stone benches. At the beginning of the 20th century, Moorish pottery fragments were also found down here. A highly atmospheric subterranean experience, to be sure!