We show you the tangible heritage that generations of Muros dwellers have treasured and, above all, we reveal to you the historical episodes, meanings and traditions that lurk beyond the visible.
This church is emblematic of maritime society and its religiosity. For one thing, it appears to have been linked from the beginning to a lepers’ hospital, and thus to charity. For another, it was central to maritime devotion: fishermen and sailors put their trust in Our Lady of the Way, evinced by a constant stream of votive offerings - offerings of gratitude for divine favour.
Religious practice in Muros led to other small temples being built throughout the parish. They help us to understand the nuances of maritime devotion.