Sanctuary of Saint Quitéria - Rota do Românico

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Sanctuary of Saint Quitéria

Santa Quitéria, Monte Columbino, Felgueiras

41.3725, -8.193056

+351 255 922 531

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The devotion to Saint Quiteria (c. 120-135) as a martyred saint in the Columbino hill turns this sanctuary into one of the most important pilgrimage places in the region. The access to the hill and sanctuary follows a zigzag track, with chapels that evoke the eight steps of the saint's life. In May, several groups of people climb up the hill in a harmonious concert of novenas with sweet songs of devotion to the saint. And, on June 29th, "the feast of Saint Peter and a municipal holiday", a colourful procession of flowers is dedicated to this saint. At the top of the hill you will find the sanctuary, built in 1725 and expanded in the 19th century. Inside, we highlight its series of statues and gilded woodworks. Here you can also enjoy the urban park of Felgueiras.