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Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia Sanctuary

  • Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia. La Alberca, Salamanca © Turespaña

    Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia. La Alberca, Salamanca © Turespaña

  

Category

Shrine

Date

Siglo XV

Style

Neo-classical
Peña de Francia s/n
37620 Alberca, La
Salamanca, Castile-Leon
Salamanca

Telephone+34 923164179 - +34 923164000

E-mailpdef@verial.es

The name of La Peña de Francia (and of the image worshipped) probably makes reference to the immigrants who came from France in the 11th and 12th centuries. An image of the Virgin was discovered in 1434 and a chapel was built to guard it. The Virgin of La Peña de Francia became famous and much worshipped. Some years later, the sanctuary came into the hands of the Dominican monks, who built the church, the convent and the hospice, in the 15th century, which was to provide shelter for the pilgrims. The image of the Virgin, carved in 1890, is located on the highest rock on the mountain and presides over the altar. Currently a guesthouse. At the monastery and shrine, only the following may be visited: the chapels, the cloister, and an area adapted for photography exhibitions..

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Timetables

 

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Rates

 

Free admission


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Children dancing around the image of the Virgin in the festivities of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. La Alberca, Salamanca © Turespaña

To be confirmed 2020

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Alberca, La
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Fiesta

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