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A true hidden gem

The sanctuary lies inbetween the river Segura and the hillside. A nature surrounded little church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Torre-Pacheco, Spain
via mobile
Day trip to Calasparra

Visited the Santuario Virgen and had a wonderful day. Its an amazing place to visit, by the river... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Christine J
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Calle Esperanza s/n | Murcia, 30420 Calasparra, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sanctuary lies inbetween the river Segura and the hillside. A nature surrounded little church with gorgeous little features. There is a restaurant on site but I would recommend to bring a picnic. There are BBQ areas along the river with plenty of space to...More

Thank cecilia162
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Visited the Santuario Virgen and had a wonderful day. Its an amazing place to visit, by the river, beautiful views, the trees are enormous, the Santuario is so beautiful, built into the rocks. It was also wheelchair friendly so our father in law also had...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice place although a little hard to find. Clearly a very touristacle place in high season. But the road to it has beautiful vieuw's..

Thank jennydenouden
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Half way up a small mountain a few kilometres north of Calasparra, this is a lovely way to spend a few hours. The church and surrounding buildings are a wonder, formed out of small to medium sized pieces of the rocks from the Hill, not...More

Thank Happiboy1138
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Beautiful and unique setting and sanctuary built into a cave. Surrounded by forest and tranquility. Gorgeous stonework. Good short day trip from Caravaca. A favorite with Spaniards with few foreign tourists.

Thank Mojaquera
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Tranquil setting by the River Segura which flows below this unusual church. Made initially from a cave abdicated out of a cliff front. Not huge but found it calm and tranquil. Did not try restaurant on site. You can bb q by the River or...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Loved the caves that had been cut into and dry stoned to make it very attractive.. It was a nice atmosphere and feeling inside the little chapel and lit candles for loved ones there... Restaurant a bit of a disappointment although looked very Spanish... small...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The sanctuary offers services if you want them but even if your not religious it is a beautiful place to visit.the restaurant offers a wide menu but specialise in paellas. There are areas where you can bbq and a walk along the riverside.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Been here five times service and food differ every time. Lovely setting beautiful place the paella is the best meal here

Thank patty R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our third visit. So tranquil after the hectic carnival of caravaca the day before. Beautiful gardens and amazing chapel cut into the Rock. Take a picnic, or BBQ or eat in the restaurant. Spend the day or just an hour some small walks around the...More

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Christine J
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Response from Dawn P | Reviewed this property |
Call them. Don t remember seeing a no dogs sign