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Sanctuary of Viladordis

The Sanctuary of La Salut de Viladordis, located in one of the districts of Manresa, is a religious complex of Romanesque origin with a rich history dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Built as a small church with a single rectangular nave and a semicircular apse, it houses the venerated wooden statue of the Virgin of La Salut, which gives its name to the architectural complex. Since its foundation, the sanctuary has been a place of encounter and devotion, frequented by pilgrims, and has been especially significant in the context of the Ignatian Way.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, during his eleven-month stay in Manresa, used to go to the Sanctuary of Health to pray and was a fervent devotee of the image of the Virgin. This place is one of the important nodes in the spiritual itinerary of the Ignatian Way, recalling the deep connection that St. Ignatius had with the region during his spiritual quest. In addition, the site has archaeological significance, as ancient remains dating back to Neolithic and medieval times have been discovered at Viladordis, adding layers of historical significance to its religious importance.

 

    • Address
      Carrer Casa Albertí, 23, 08240 Manresa, Barcelona
    • Web
      http://www.manresaturisme.cat/ang/article/7322-santa-maria-de-la-salut-sanctuary-of-viladordis
    • Visiting Hours
      Everyday from 9:00 to 21:00
    • What to see

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