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The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Peneda, in Arcos de Valdevez, in the parish of Gavieira, on the way to the village of Melgaço, has a probable date of its beginning at the end of the 18th century, judging by the date inscribed in the column at the top access staircase. It is believed that in this place there was a small hermitage built to remember the appearance of the Lady of the Peneda, whose worship was growing and motivated the construction of the sanctuary.

This place of worship is constituted by the designated staircase of the virtues, with statuary representing Faith, Hope, Charity and Glory, dating from 1854, the main church, completed in 1875, the great terreiro, the terreiro of the evangelists and the staircase with about 300 meters and 20 chapels, with scenes of the life of Christ. The Feast of the Lady of Peneda is annual, lasts a week, between August 31 and September 8.