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The statue of the Virgin Mary is one of the oldest of its kind and the legend is that St. Augustine ordered it for the Oratory at the African city of Hippo. When the Vandals overran that city, some Augustinian hermits brought it to Chipiona in the 5th century. This church is beside the beach and is where locals like to get married. The late singer Rocio Jurado (Chipiona's most famous citizen) had a special devotion to this Virgin and there is a monument to her in the form of a star on a slab of marble outside the church.