It is located in the region of Sanabria, 120 kilometers away from the capital of Zamora. San Justo is characterized by having long and cold winters, given the mountain situation in which it is situated.
Its houses maintain the popular architecture of the area preserved in its constructions.
We can visit the Chapel of Alcobilla that is located in a very beautiful natural environment, surrounded by centenary and millenary chestnuts.
Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Alcobilla.
16th and 17th centuries
It is a sanctuary consecrated to Nuestra Señora de la Alcobillawhere one of the most popular pilgrimages of Sanabria is celebrated in her honor the 8th and 9th of September.
It was built in an esplanade with a square floor-plan surrounded by a low stone wall. The current sanctuary was erected in the second third of the sixteenth century possibly on a previous chapel. The church has a basilica floor-plan with three naves, standing out the central one by its height. The interior space is covered by barrel vaults supported by arches and crossed by ribs. On the chapel it raises a dome marked by ribs with murals of the same period. At the end of the central nave it raises a tower crowned by a baroque bell tower built in the eighteenth century. The sacristy is attached to the presbytery. In the presbytery we can see several images of the 12th and 13th centuries among which it stands out the one of the Virgin and the Child.
As in many other sanctuaries, the sanctuary of Alcobilla is associated with archaeological remains of Roman and Pre-Roman times that seem to indicate continuity in the worship since the beginning of the Christian era. The natural spring is popularly attributed to a miracle of the Virgin.