Sanctuary of Mare de Déu de la Balma

Embedded in the concavity of the immense rock mass of Mount Tossa, an excellent viewpoint over the meander of the Bergantes River, and surrounded by a landscape of enormous beauty, is the Sanctuary of Mare de Deu de la Balma, which for centuries has been a place of worship and pilgrimage from faraway places. One of the most surprising, enigmatic, and exciting areas in the whole Region of Valencia.
According to the tradition a one-armed pastor was dazzled by a glow that came from the Mother of God, which showed him her willingness to build a hermitage in the Balma, as soon as it was completed, the pastor was no longer maimed. Very soon it became a place of pilgrimage for the whole region, and the cave hermitage turned into a sanctuary hung on the rock.
According to tradition, the Sanctuary of Mare de Déu de la Balma gained fame as a place of healing for demonised people. Pilgrims from all places went there to cure strange evils.

Sorita (Els Ports/ Castelló de La Plana/ Spain)

Posted by Abariltur on 2019-06-24 18:30:16

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