Catholic Churches, Shrines & Places of Interest in Spain
About the Catholic Church in Spain:
The new religion of Christianity came to Spain early in the first Century through the efforts of Saint James and the apostle Paul. Through the centuries Spain has given us some of our greatest saints and offers many shrines of interest to Catholics. Presented here are just a few of them and we will be adding more as time goes on.
If you are traveling on your own, there is a mobile phone app, misas.org, that will give you local Mass times and locations throughout the country (in Spanish only at this time).
A word about dinner in Spain: If you are traveling independently and head out for dinner, be aware that dinner is normally served from 9:00 p.m. until midnight, much later than many visitors are expecting. It is usually served earlier in tourist towns, or if you happen to be in a group tour. Dinner is usually a lighter meal than lunch.
Catholic shrines & places of interest in Spain:
Almonte: Monastery of El Roccio
Aragon: Our Lady of Torreciudad
Avila: Saint Theresa of Avila
Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia
Canary Islands: Our Lady of Candelaria
Cantabria: Monastery of Santo Torbio de Liebana
Cravaca de la Cruz: Basilica of the Holy Cross
Carretera de Guadarrama: Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen
Covadonga: Our Lady of Covadonga
Garabandal: Apparitions of Our Lady
Girona: Monastery of St Peter of Rodes
Limipias: Miraculous Crucifix
Loyola: Ignatius of Loyola
Malaga: (cruise port & Cathedral)
Montserrat: Home of the Black Madonna
Oviedo: Catholic shrines in Oviedo
Prada Nuevo: (Madrid area): Our Lady of Sorrows
Salamanca: Pena de Francia (Our Lady of the Rock)
Santiago de Compostela: the Cathedral of Saint James
Santo Domingo de Silos: the Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos
Saragossa (Zaragoza): Our Lady of the Pillar
Segovia: Tomb of Saint John of the Cross
Villafrana de Bierzo: Convent of the Annunciation (tomb of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi)
Traveling independently? Try staying in a Parador for a unique experience.