Description: The sanctuary of Our Lady of the Flowers is a work dating from the sixteenth century. Towards the end of the century, the Franciscans, by the hand of Friar Diego Gómez, founded the convent. They remained here until 1835 when they had to abandon the place, after being expelled by the Confiscation of Mendizábal. The church consists of one large nave with an image of the Virgin of the Flowers situated on the high altar, in a niche of baroque style with interesting plasterwork. The image was brought by the children of Encinasola who accompanied the Catholic Queen and King during the conquest, dating back to the late seventeenth century and it has been well restored. This Virgin is one of the patronesses of Álora, together with the Virgin de la Cabeza.
Location: Carratraca road Km 2. It is situated on the outskirts; some 2 kilometers form the town center of Álora, on the road to Carratraca. From here a wonderful and unique landscape can be enjoyed. To the left, the Mountain range of Sierra de Abdalajís, in front, Virote and El Chopo with El Torcal in the background. And behind, Mount Ancho, Sierra de Aguas and the Sanctuary.
Opening hours: 10.00-18.00
Contact: 952 49 55 77 (Museum)