Ermita Virgen de Criptana

Ermita Virgen de Criptana

CAMPO DE CRIPTANA

The hermitage stands on the top of a hill. It is home to the image of the Virgin of Criptana, patron saint of the town, whose feast day was established by decree of the Town Council in December 1547. The building, built on top of an earlier one, dates from the 16th century and was built in 1513 by Juan García and Esteban Sánchez. It has undergone several restorations over the years, but some of the original Renaissance elements have been preserved.

On the outside, the entrance doorway, with a semicircular arch and Tuscan columns, stands out. The interior has three naves covered with vaulted sections, alternating the vaults of the central nave with the half-barrel vaults of the side naves.

The hermitage is located about 2 km east of the town, next to the N-420 road, and is the centre of the pilgrimage that takes place on Easter Monday.

Location

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Useful information:

  • Address: Ctra. N-420, Km. 299 | Campo de Criptana
  • Opening hours:
    Monday to Sunday from 9: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Closed on Tuesdays
  • Price: Free
  • Contact: Campo de Criptana Tourist Office

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