Lourdes (France): what to see where the Madonna appeared


What to see in Lourdes, itinerary including the main places of interest, including the Grotto of Massabielle and the Sanctuary, with a brief history of the miraculous healings recognized by science.

Tourist information

Very popular pilgrimage destination to the Marian shrine, Lourdes is a French town located at the foot of the Pyrenees, an important mountain range that divides France from Spain, for this reason it also represents an excellent starting point for mountain excursions.

The fortress overlooks the city, while the river Gave runs through it in the south-north direction.

Along this river, in the cave of Massabielle, on 11 February 1858 the first apparition of the Madonna took place to Bernadette Soubirous, followed by another 17.

Since then Lourdes has been a place of spirituality where millions of pilgrims come every year, who gather in prayer for the recitation of the Rosary around the cave where the Virgin Mary appeared.

What see

The Sanctuary of Lourdes stands near the Grotto of the apparitions in Bernadette and represents as a whole a large place of Catholic faith where, over the years, many miraculous healings have occurred to which science has recognized, with official documents, not to to be able to provide any explanation.

Madonna leaves her apartment, New York [INF Daily] - 2011.02.10 (November 2022)

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