Santa Faz Monastery

In a baroque style, this monastery stands just five kilometres from the city limits, in the municipal district of the same name. It guards a relic that was brought over from The Vatican in the 15th century which, according to popular tradition, was the fabric with which Veronica dried the bleeding face of Jesus on the Way of the Cross.

Every year, on the second Thursday after Easter Sunday, thousands of the city’s residents make the Peregrina de la Santa Faz pilgrimage, which is Spain’s biggest after the El Rocío pilgrimage. The Santa Faz relic is kept in a special room behind the main altarpiece.


Opening and Closing of the Sanctuary Monastery

  • From Monday to Friday the Church is open from 8:30 to 20:30.
  • The side door, Calle Mayor Santa Faz nº2, opens at 9:15.
  • In November, December, January and February it will be closed at 20:00.

The rest of the months the church closes at 20:30, but the it is possible to access to the chapel from the door located in Calle Mayor Santa Faz nº 2, until 20:30.

  • Saturdays: From 7:15 to 20:30
  • Sundays: from 7:00 to 13:30


  • Monday to Saturday: 9:30 to 14:00 – 16:00 to 18:15 and after Mass until closing time.
  • During the celebration of the Mass, from Monday to Saturday, the side door of Calle Mayor Santa Faz nº 2 remains closed.

How to get there

BUS: Lines 23- 38


Monasterio Santuario de la Santa Faz
Canónigas R.L. de San Agustín
Calle Mayor Santa Faz, n⁰ 2 03559 Santa Faz Alicante