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Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

The hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, located on Avenida de Madrid, is the oldest building in El Álamo, dating from around the middle of the 16th century. Although its appearance has been greatly modified over the years, its history and location have maintained its importance in the city. Originally built with a Latin cross plan, the hermitage was located next to the old Camino Real de Extremadura, and at the time it was the only building on the outskirts of the town. Its strategic location next to the road and a fresh water well made the hermitage a valued stop for travelers, especially the episode of 1619, when the body of San Isidro rested in the hermitage for a night, bringing with it the recovery of King Felipe III and the gratitude of the people of Alameda.

Over the centuries, the hermitage has undergone several transformations, many of them necessary due to the damage caused during the Civil War and the need to adapt to modern times, but always preserving its historical essence. In its beginnings, the hermitage had two additional altars to the central one of the Virgin, dedicated to the Santísimo Cristo de la Salud and to San José. Unfortunately, some of its characteristics, such as the frescoes, were lost during the renovations. Today the hermitage, located in the Plaza de Aveizieux, a town twinned with El Álamo, remains a living testimony of local devotion and an important cultural heritage, remembered not only for its antiquity but also for the historical and religious events it has hosted.

 

  • Address
    Av. de Madrid, 42D, El Álamo, Madrid
  • Web
    https://ayuntamientoelalamo.org/ermita-de-nuestra-senora-de-la-soledad/
  • Visiting Hours
    Unknown
  • What to see
    Image of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

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