Ruta Mariana de Aragón is the crossroad between important spiritual centres like Lourdes, Santiago or Fátima. The communication progress and the increasing flow of pilgrims through the route Mariana El Pilar-Torreciudad-Lourdes has placed this itinerary at the same relevancy as destinies like Santiago, Montserrat and Fátima.
This route, which combines cultural and religious interests, links Zaragoza, Lourdes (just 5 hours trip by car) and several temples. Santa María de Alquézar hotel is a good point on the way. Is 1 hour far from Santuario del Pilar, 35 minutes far from Torreciudad and just 3 hours far from Lourdes.
Torreciudad is the name of a secular ad vocation Mariana from Alto Aragón. Since XI century it has been venerated the Romanic image of the hermitage. The Temple Mariano, promoted by San José María Escrivá de Balaguer, creator of Opus Dei, was opened in 1975, due to the assistance and collaboration of thousands of pilgrims. The building is made on brick, using the traditional construction stile from Aragón, and it has a strong tower and a monumental altarpiece made on alabaster. It is open during the whole year.