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Santuario de la Virgen de la Luz
(Tarifa, Spain)

In the XIV century the sanctuary appears Our Lady of Light , patroness of Tarifa .
According to legend was built by Alfonso XI to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Salado . Its structure is a Latin cross formed by three naves and a chapel. Its current form, the result of numerous modifications, including a chapel, a courtyard and outbuildings attached to the Brotherhood and home. In the church the image of the Virgin, of s staying late. Sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The sanctuary or hermitage is located 8 kilometers [1] rate. His feast is celebrated in September with a popular pilgrimage and a procession in which the Virgin is taken from the Shrine to the city, accompanied by hundreds of riders on horseback. The last Saturday of September, a tradition passed under the cloak of the Virgin.


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