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Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Gracia

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Our charming little chapel, dating from the first half of the 16th century, was built on stone foundations on a flat-topped hill north of the cabañal, about sixty yards from the old road and next to the site of a medieval pilgrim's cross.

The main image is of the Virgen de Gracia, patron saint of the town, and dates from the 16th century. 22 cm high and with a polychrome finish, she carries a child in her arms, and her feet rest on an eighteenth-century base representing the legendary miracle of her dazzling apparition on the leafy crown of a pine tree to an astonished and pious shepherd boy.

On either side of the central niche, where the image of the Virgen de Gracia is housed, are the images of St. Joseph and St. Benedict, to her right and left respectively. They are about 60 cm high and date from the 18th century, although the altarpiece is from the 19th century. 

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