SANCTUARY NUESTRA SEÑORA DE VIRTUDES: In the construction of this complex, declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1976, various constructive periods can be seen. The original hermitage dates back to the second half of the 15th century, of which there are remains in the crypt, under the current dressing room. Apparently, the inhabitants of Villena, fleeing from the plague, settled in this place, deciding to seek the protection of a patron, who was the Virgin of Virtues. The cloister is very simple, the lowered semicircular arches rest on brick pillars, while the galleries are covered. The stair case is to the west, without keeping the axis of symmetry with the cover. It has had various interventions, but its general aspect links it to the last Gothic.
Location: Las Virtudes Ctra AP-4243 (7 km from Villena).
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