The Sanctuary of Torreciudad, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is on the left side of the Cinca river next to the El Grado reservoir.
Its construction was initiated by San Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer, founder of the Opus Dei, and was opened for worship in 1975.
The collection of buildings, work of architect Heliodoro Dols, highlights the variety of forms that a basic construction element, the brick, can create. It is a work of art that represents, in a creative form, the traditional construction elements in Aragon.
In its interior, the altarpiece is particularly noteworthy, sculpted in alabaster by Joan Mayné, which depicts different scenes of the Virgin Mary. In the centre, you will find the Romanesque woodcarvings. Also notable is the organ, which has more than four thousand tubes.
It forms part of the Marian Route that links Saragossa (Basilica of Pilar), Torreciudad, Montserrat (Barcelona), Lourdes (France) y Meritxell (Andorra).
The entrance is free and written or audio-visual information are available in many languages.
Guided tours are available. The visit commences at the Tourism Office where you can see an audio-visual presentation.
Currently, it is one of the most important tourist attractions of the area, hosting organ concerts and other cultural manifestations.
- The routes are free of obstacles and are wide enough to allow the access of a wheelchair.
- 2 adapted parking places are available vertically and horizontally signposted.
- In the tourism office there is a lift to access the bathroom.
- Adapted bathrooms.
- There is a miniature model of the altarpiece at a scale of 1:12 that can be touched.
- Many of the images of the Virgin can be touched directly, including the exact replica of the title holder of the sanctuary, Our Lady of the Angels of Torreciudad.
- Multi-language Audio-guides available.
- Easy reading and writing Kit available.
- Audio Induction loop system available
- QR codes.
An audio-visual presentation of the sanctuary is available in many languages.