The monument consists of three naves. The central one was rebuilt in the 18th century upon a previous church, which started to be built in the last quarter of the 15th century. Its neo-Romanesque bell tower is a work by José Marín Baldó, and it dates from the late 19th century.
The Basilica was consecrated in May 3rd 1946 by the Bishop of Astorga Jesús Mérida Pérez, who was from Cieza by birth.
The processional images that can be admired inside the Basilica were carved by Roque López, Ignacio Pinazo, González Moreno, Sánchez Lozano, Capuz, Manuel Juan Carrillo Marco and José Planes, among others. From Holy Week (the last week of Lent) until the día de la Cruz (day of the Holy Cross, in May 3rd), we can contemplate the Santo Cristo del Consuelo image (¿Christ of the Consolation¿) made by Juan Rigusteza in the 17th century, which is Cieza¿s most revered image.
How to Arrive?
- Costa Cálida Región de Murcia