Very close to Murcia, surrounded by nature, is the Sanctuary of Fuensanta
From the sanctuary you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the orchard. Inside it is an image of the patron saint of the city.
Its name comes from the fountain at his feet and to whose waters, the faithful people, attributed healing properties
The Sanctuary of La Fuensanta is located in the district of Algezares, a few kilometres from Murcia. It is a traditional Murcian Baroque temple which houses the image of the patron saint of Murcia, the Virgen de la Fuensanta. Its construction began in 1694 on the remains of an old medieval chapel and its name comes from the fountain that flowed at its feet and to whose waters the faithful people attributed curative properties.
The visit to the Fuensanta is a classic
The sanctuary of La Fuensanta is surrounded by a natural environment of singular beauty. It is immersed in the Regional Park of Carrascoy and the Valley, a protected natural space that dominates the whole of the Murcian plain. In addition, around the Sanctuary there are other points of interest such as the so-called Fuente Santa (Holy Fountain) in Renaissance style, the Casa del Cabildo or Casa del Sacristán in neo-Arabic style, or the monastery of the Benedictine nuns connected to the Sanctuary by an arch.
Visit other Hermitages and monasteries located in El Valle Natural Park, very close to Fuensanta.
Close to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Fountain are the Hermitage and the Monastery of Light (Monasterio de la Luz), whose first settlers were Anacoretas, the Hermitage and San Antonio el Pobre Visitor Center and the Convent of the Franciscans of Santa Catalina del Monte, places which are well worth visiting.
Enjoy fantastic views Next to the Sanctuary.
Next to the Sanctuary you will find a terrace with magnificent views of the Huerta and the city of Murcia, where you can have tapas and try some of the typical dishes of our gastronomy, seafood, caballitos, zarangollo...
The visitor centre of La Luz, very close to La Fuensanta, also has a fantastic viewpoint that will not leave you indifferent and a terrace.
HOURS, TICKETS AND GUIDES
Monday to Sunday: From 9am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
Accessible place for the disabled. Contact the sacristan in advance.
BUS LAT line 50D: Go to the sanctuary only saturday, sunday and holidays. Return to murcia line 50a (saturday) and 50b (sunday and holidays).