Commemorative event: In honour of the victims of the 1518 earthquake.

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COMMEMORATIVE EVENT: In honour of the victims of the 1518 earthquake.

VERA held a commemorative event on Sunday (November 8) in honour of the 150 victims of an earthquake which devastated the town in 1518.

The event included a group hike up Espiritu Santo hill organised by various people including Diego Alonso, Gabriel Flores and Ana Simon Rodriguez, administrators of No Eres de Vera si…  (You’re not from Vera unless…) Facebook group.

Local history states that after obtaining permission to rebuild the town from King Carlos I, three of the earthquake survivors let fire an arrow and Vera was rebuilt where it landed. The new Vera, built in 1520, was a square village enclosed by defensive walls with eight towers.

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