Is located 7 kilometres from the town, this shrine is another of the villena´s treasure. The legend tell the story of the wish of the villena´s people for build a temple to a patron saint that protects them of the plague that devastate the town. Of this mode, the virtude´s virgin receive the title of lawyer against the plague and patron of villena

Trough a wide stairs you can arrive to the façade of renaissance style, where you can access to the beautiful cloister of semicircular arches on brick pillars. A double stair drives to the cells and also to the dependencies of the monastery.

The church with three naves of gothic style, you can access by the cloister. An inscription in the central nave shows the date of its inauguration: 1581. However, the baroque is present in the alcove decorated with stucco and paintings from the XVII century. Where is representes marianas allegorys. In the altar, overloaded with frame , paintings and stucco , is the Vitude´s virgin to whom the villenenses refer to with the affectionate name of the “morenica”  of her skin


Address: Calle Santuario, Villena.
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From Tuesday to Sunday: mornings from 9h to 14h Afternoon from 16:30 to 19h
Mondays closed

Free entrance