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Hermitage of Virgen de la Soledad

The hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, located in the town of Fuensalida, Toledo, is an important historical temple dedicated to the Virgen de la Soledad, patron saint of the town. Its origins date back to the 16th century, when it was founded by Pedro López de Ayala, III Count of Fuensalida, who built it on the site of an old hospital in the town. Initially known as the Hospital de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, the hermitage was renamed Nuestra Señora de la Soledad in 1666 due to the growing devotion of the inhabitants to the Virgen de la Soledad. Over the centuries, the building has undergone several transformations and restorations, especially at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Solitude raised funds for its restoration.

The architecture of the hermitage is remarkable for its simplicity and elegance. It consists of a single nave with a tribune at the foot and a straight choir, highlighted by its semi-orange dome on pendentives, slender and culminating in a lantern. In spite of the flat roof, the rounded corners and the lunettes give a distinctive touch. The current altarpiece, in neoclassical style, was acquired in 1983 and is an impressive ensemble of wood and stone covered with gold leaf, mixing Baroque and Gothic elements. In the center of the altarpiece is the camarín, which houses the venerated image of the Virgen de la Soledad (Virgin of Solitude). This image, although partially destroyed in 1936 during the Civil War, was carefully reconstructed, preserving the devotion and worship of the local community. The hermitage also houses other important artistic elements, such as paintings by Simón Bonet and a representation of Santa Teresa, which enrich the historical and cultural value of the temple.



  • Address
    Calle Ntra. Sra. Soledad, 12, Fuensalida, Toledo
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  • What to see
    Venerated image of the Virgen de la Soledad

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