Our Lady of the Rock

N 42° 7' 12.3918"
W 8° 51' 7.848"

Virxe da Roca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to its peculiar making, it probably is the best known monument in town. It was built with granite in San Roque hill, right on the rocks. The magnificent and remarkable Galician modernist architect Antonio Palacios was its author and the work was inaugurated in 1930. It is 15 metres tall and it portraits Blessed Virgin Mary with a boat-mirador in her right hand. To access the mirador there is an inner stone-made spiral-staircase. The Virgin's hands and face are made of white marble, while Her crown was built in china.

A huge playground was later on built in the surrounding area, with a Way of the Cross, stone benches and tables. Last Sunday in August, a popular festival to honour Our Lady is celebrated there.

Opening times: 

Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00-14:00 / 16:00 - 20:00 h

Price: 1' 5 €


 
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