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Santuario de la Virgen de la Montaña (Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Mountain)

Santuario de la Virgen de la Montaña (Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Mountain) Review

Just up the hill behind Cáceres's Ciudad Monumental is this 18th-century shrine dedicated to the city's patron saint. The complex is built on a mountain with glorious views of old Cáceres, especially at sunset. The view is worth the 15-minute drive—or even the grueling two-hour walk—despite the rather mundane interior of the church (the golden baroque altar is the only exception). To get here, follow Calle Cervantes until it becomes Carretera Miajadas; the sanctuary is just off the town tourist map, which you can pick up from the local tourist office.

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  • Address: Cta. Santuario Virgin de la Montaña s/n, Cáceres, 10003
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–1 and 4–8
  • Location: Cáceres
Updated: 06-13-2013

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