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Nuestra Señora del Rosario Chapel

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The Shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary was opened in 1992. It was initially owned by the Town Hall of El Cuervo, but has since been transferred to the Confraternity of the Santísimo Cristo del Amor y del Amparo as a place to worship the patron saint. 

This Shrine to the patron saint is the main natural area of El Cuervo together with Los Tollos Lagoon. The surroundings are very well kept as nearby is a 60,000-square metre recreational park.

The Shrine dates back to the 1960s. It was built to provide the image of Our Lady of the Rosary a more dignified temple. Until then, it was kept in the Dehesa Alta. It was customary to make a pilgrimage to that place on the last Sunday in May. Nowadays, the pilgrimage takes place on the last weekend in May.

It is rather complicated to visit inside the Shrine outside these hours without permission. Anyway, the surroundings and the joyful spirit are the most beautiful things on that date. It has an outbuilding with toilets and litter bins. It is possible to peek inside the Shrine through the grill.

The architectural style is in line with the historicist trend of mid-century. It has a front porch and a Latin cross plan. Gabled roof except for the tower above the porch that has a hip roof. It also has a simple, single bell gable.

There is a green area around the building, which may be accessed through the entrance that is always open.

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