Santuario de la Virgen de la Ermitana

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Discover an important place of worship in Peñíscola, Santuario de la Virgen de la Ermitana.

With its myths and legends, cultures and traditions, Peñíscola breathes a truly unique air. As you wander through the historic centre, enveloped by the blue sea, you will be whisked back in time. Monuments and buildings will summon you, drawing you in to hear their stories and secrets.

Santuario de la Virgen de la Ermitana is a case in point. Holding a very special place in locals’ hearts, this church is well worth a visit. It was built around an old chapel attached to the castle, whose purpose was to add a touch of the religious to the fortress.

Its façade displays the coat of arms of King Phillip V who wanted leave his mark on the church. Santuario de la Virgen de la Ermitana is dedicated to the patron saint of Peñíscola, Mare de Déu de l’Ermitana.

Adoration of the town’s patron saint remains strong. Indeed, Peñíscola’s yearly patron saint festival has been declared an event of national tourist interest. Hundreds of people flock to the destination to visit the church, worship Mare de Déu de l’Ermitana and enjoy the festivities.

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Only specific and festive celebrations.
Local Virgin of Ermitana Holiday: 9th September