Part of the inhabitants of Artenara still live in caves that are barely distinguishable from other houses at first sight. Real facades were built before many “cuevas”. The life of the villagers today little resembles that of their ancestors: the apartments are equipped with all comfort, as evidenced by the TV antennas attached to the exterior walls.
The Church of Our Lady of the Little Cave (Nuestra Señora de la Cuevita)
A wooden bell tower shows the chapel of Our Lady of Little Cave, carved into the cliff in the seventeenth century. The altar, the confessional, the baptismal font and the candlesticks were all carved into the tuff. The small chapel also is called “the little cave of Virgin”, patron of ’Artenara.