Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Acebo

Cangas del Narcea, Spain

Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Acebo was built around a chapel with a putatively miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, depicting Our Lady of Virtues. It took only fifteen years to build since the first miracle (1575) took place; thus the sanctuary was completed in 1590.

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Founded: 1575-1590
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Juan C. G. Conde (7 months ago)
Stunning views
RAC Producciones (8 months ago)
A beautiful place to do a good route and to witness good views of all the meadows in the area. You will also see a lot of cows that will accompany you throughout the area.
Jose Angel Fernandez (9 months ago)
Next to the town of Cangas del Narcea, 9 km away and with a winding road towards a hill from where the panoramic views are impressive (weather permitting), is the Santuario del Acebo. An idyllic and pilgrimage place for the people of the area. The place is known nationally for being one of the goals of the cycling tour of Spain. If you are in the area, be sure to visit it
Francis George (3 years ago)
A place of peace and a place of contemplation for those who look to have some good vacations in the month of August and September. A modest sanctuary of the blessed Virgin. The feast is celebrated on eighth of September and the feast is repeated on the following Sunday. People bring offerings and offer Holy Mass in this Sanctuary for the faithful departed and in thanksgiving. Thousands of faithful visit this holy place in the month of August and September. Mass hours: Monday to Friday the mass is at 1:00 o clock. Saturday the first mass at 12:00 the second mass at 1:30 with a procession and a third mass at 5:00 in the evening. Sunday the first mass is at 11:30, second mass at 12:30, third mass is at 1:30 with procession and the fourth mass is at 5:00 in the evening. August 15 Mass at 12:00, 1:30 and 5:00 September 8 and sunday that follows the feast day Mass at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 6:00
Miguel Cordero (3 years ago)
Asturias is beautiful
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