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WHAT TO VISIT

In the same desert that Deolinda walked alone with her son, two million people today go on pilgrimage to ask her for favours, they deliver their offerings or thank her with some sacrifice, they take litres and litres of water or they simply turn off their route for the sake of the curiosity that the site inspires. Visiting the Difunta Correa Site is an impressive experience. From the first metres in the main street, the experience takes the visitor to a colourful universo of sensations and emotions that counteract with the monotony of the landscape.

Here, the sacred and the ordinary make up a unique synthesis. Metres before the access, there is a market with numerous well-supplied stands which offer souvenirs of the Difunta Correa in different shapes and varied materials – picture cards, medals, statuettes, ribbons, magnets, candles, handicrafts and regional products. There is also a petrol station, car parks, a hotel, restaurants, bars, kiosks, barbecue facilities, bathrooms and administrative offices.

Sanctuary

Place where the devotion is expressed, it is located on the mountain where Deolinda Correa and her son were found. It is reached by a staircase where you can see hundreds of offerings. Above, two caves keep sculptures of Difunta Correa and there is also the rock on which the promessants light candles.

Sanctuary

Place where the devotion is expressed, it is located on the mountain where Deolinda Correa and her son were found. It is reached by a staircase where you can see hundreds of offerings. Above, two caves keep sculptures of Difunta Correa and there is also the rock on which the promessants light candles.

Chapels

Organized thematically, they keep the offerings left by the devotees (plaques, wedding dresses, diplomas, truck models, trophies, among others).

Chapels

Organized thematically, they keep the offerings left by the devotees (plaques, wedding dresses, diplomas, truck models, trophies, among others).

Faith Museum

Its collection has more than 600 objects donated by anonymous and famous pilgrims during the last 50 years. Among them is Sandro's towel, Carlos Monzón's boxing pants, an autographed shirt by Messi, Jorge Viñas' guitar and even the poncho of the first pilgrim, Flavio Zeballos.
Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: $20.

Faith Museum

Its collection has more than 600 objects donated by anonymous and famous pilgrims during the last 50 years. Among them is Sandro's towel, Carlos Monzón's boxing pants, an autographed shirt by Messi, Jorge Viñas' guitar and even the poncho of the first pilgrim, Flavio Zeballos.
Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: $20.

PLACES OF INTEREST

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Virgen del Carmen church

Patroness of the Dead. Her image was brought in the first pilgrimage to the Sanctuary, in May 1970.

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Solar watch

Point that marks the end of the Pilgrim’s Path and the start of the site.

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Pilgrim’s Path

Driven by their Faith and gratitude, thousands of people make their pilgrimage to the Sanctuary. Parallel to RN Nº 20 and 141, the road extends 30 km from Caucete to the site, and can be traveled on foot or by bicycle. It has distributed places to rest or share a barbecue.

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Nature

The dunes of Caucete, the Sierras de Pie de Palo and its ‘aguadas’ make up a landscape worth discovering, ideal for exploring trekking, hiking or horseback riding.

Street art circuit

The colors intervene in the landscape, challenging the desert's monochromatic aridity. In different points of Vallecito, more than fifteen artists captured their works.

Each image is an open door to the mystical universe of this popular devotion.

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    Map

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    1. Prett

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    2. Ponga Roca

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    3. El Marian

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    4. Cof Vive

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    5. Cof Vive

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    6. Prett y Nunett

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    7. Piñon Hourcade

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    8. Tonny Passanara

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    9. Celeste Aires

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    10. Carlos de los Santos

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    11. Merce Yacante

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    12. Ponja Roca

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    13. Merce Yacante

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    14. MadSismo

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    15. Daniel Balderramo

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    16. Rulo Mereles

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    17. El Marian

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    18. Rolo Tejada

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    19. Ramiro Lopez Lillo

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    20. Jamile Apara

IMPORTANT DATES

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Cavalcade of Faith

Every year, after the Vendimia, Hundreds of horsemen from all over the southern cone cover 64 km from the City of San Juan to the Sanctuary. When arriving, an authentic festival is shared in which the attendees admire horseman skills and get to know the traditions in an atmosphere of meeting and devotion.

Mother's Day

Deolinda Correa is a symbol of mother's love. For this reason, Mother's Day, which is celebrated in Argentina in october, visits to the Sanctuary increase, especially those who ask for favors related to motherhood.

Easter

People make a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary to thank for the favors received, in a multitudinous expression of Faith that transcends cultural and geographical borders.

Day of the Dead

For this commemoration, which takes place on November 2nd, complementing All Saints' Day, the devotees go to the Sanctuary to leave candles and flowers.