Day 2: Lourdes
Free day that you can dedicate to participate in religious events, individual prayer or visit the sites of interest.
Visiting Lourdes – one of the world’s largest centers of Marian devotion and pilgrimage destination, visited annually by 6 million people from all over the world. The sanctuary of Lourdes includes the basilicas of the Immaculate Conception, that of Our Lady of the Rosary and that of Saint Pius X, as well as the Grotto of the Apparitions, where the Virgin appeared to Bernadette.
In 1858 from February 11 to July 16, a 14-year-old peasant girl, called Bernadette Soubirous, saw a vision of Virgin Mary. The vision was of Mary standing next to a rose bush at the entrance to the Massabielle grotto, on the left bank of the stream. Bernadette saw this vision 7 times. She was told that a spring would appear, and that people were to come to be healed.
Our guide will be available to offer you any type of information and accompany you during your visit.