The Hermitage of Valmayor

Valmayor was an old village of Valdemorillo that, apparently, came to count on an important population but was depopulated after the plague of 1600. In 1648 the village was considered depopulated and its church became a hermitage.

The legend says that the Virgin of Hope appeared to some shepherds, and asked them to build a chapel in her honour in this place, and this way is how the old parish appeared, today transformed into the Hermitage of Valmayor.

From the Hermitage is conserved the head and the old bulrush in good condition. The rest is contemporary and has been recently restored.

It is located around a warehouse with a pointed arch and a masonry wall covered with gable roof and a large chapel with ribbed vaults.

The bulrush with its bell tower is situated at the feet, separated from the building by an open atrium. The cover has pointed arch and decorated with Elizabethan balls.

The baroque interior altarpiece of the XVIII century has as protagonist the modern image of the Virgin of the Hope, imitating the primitive one that disappeared in 1936.

Every year in May, the Virgin is taken to the village, and the first or second Sunday of June, a pilgrimage is organized to return her home

You can make a nice route through the countryside from the village to the hermitage, enjoying the views of the mountains and nature to culminate with the arrival to the Hermitage, in which surroundings we can enjoy a picnic in beautiful fields or approach the swamp of Valmayor. We can do this route following the indications of a mobile phone application recently created by the Youth Department of Valdemorillo.

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