Virgin of the Orchards Hermitage (Vera)

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It is a simple building built in the 16th century in honor of the patroness saint of Lorca (Murcia).

Every year, in the first weekend of September, the popular Pilgrimage of the Virgin of the Orchards takes place in its surroundings. This is to commemorate the help that Lorca gave when Vera was besieged by the Moorish king Aben Humeya in the year 1569.

The troops from Lorca who came to help Vera during the siege of the city by Aben Humeya brought the first image of their patroness saint, the Virgin of the Orchards, and camped in this place.

This building, with its own architectural tradition, has three naves, the central one being the largest.

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