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Sanctuary of Torreciudad

The Marian shrine of Torreciudad, dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels, is located in Alto Aragon, in the province of Huesca (Spain), on the banks of the Cinca River. The present church, built next to the old hermitage of Torreciudad, was promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. It is part of the Marian Route along with other notable shrines, such as El Pilar, Montserrat, Meritxell and Lourdes, and stands out especially for its attractive landscape and history. The Virgin of Torreciudad is an ancient Romanesque carving from the 11th century that was honored in the hermitage and is currently venerated in the large alabaster altarpiece of the new sanctuary, attracting pilgrims since time immemorial.

The present devotion to Our Lady of Torreciudad is linked to the healing of Saint Josemaría Escrivá in 1904. Sick in a deathly trance at the age of two, his mother promised Our Lady to take him on pilgrimage to the hermitage if she healed him, as she did. In the 1960s, Escrivá decided to build a new shrine in gratitude to the Mother of God. Work began in 1970 and the shrine was opened for worship on July 7, 1975. This place bears witness to the great faith and magnanimity of heart of the founder of Opus Dei, since the hermitage was located in the middle of an unpopulated area with no communications or population centers nearby, and currently receives around 200,000 visitors each year.

  • Address
    Santuario de Torreciudad, Secastilla, Huesca (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Labor days from 10.00 am to 2.00pm and from 4.00 to 6.30 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 19.00pm
  • What to see
    Black Madonna, Old Hermitage, Gallery of Marian devotions, New museographic spaces
Ruta Mariana
Jornada Mariana de la Familia en Torreciudad

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