Extremadura Sights

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

  • Ctra. Santuario Virgin de la Montaña s/n Map It
  • Cáceres
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's 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 Cáceres Viejo, 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 de la Montaña; the sanctuary is just off the town tourist map, which you can pick up from the local tourist office.

Sight Information

Address:

Ctra. Santuario Virgin de la Montaña s/n, Cáceres, 10003, Spain

Map It

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–1 and 4–8

Published 08/18/2015

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