Conques: Abbey Church of St. Foy - sacred destinations (sitios de interés)

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The picturesque village of Conques in the wooded hills of southern France is home to the only medieval shrine on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela that still survives intact. Thanks to its possession of holy relics of a virgin martyr (stolen from another monastery in 896), the Romanesque Abbey of St. Foy became a major stop on the pilgrimage route and received rich gifts from pilgrims and kings. The remarkable statue-reliquary of St. Foy, covered in gold and jewels and containing her bones, can still be seen at the abbey.

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Categories: Catholic Shrines, Christian Monasteries, Romanesque Architecture

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