The hermitage of San Saturio is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Soria whose feast is celebrated on October 2.

The hermitage is located on a cave on the left bank of the Duero River, between the Santa Ana hills and the Ánimas mountain. It is one of the most beautiful and emblematic landscape enclaves of the city, inspiring some of the legends of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and the poetic work of Antonio Machado.

Legend has it that Saturio was a Soriano nobleman from the 6th century who, after the death of his parents, distributed his wealth among the poor and decided to move to these caves on the banks of the Duero River to lead the life of a hermit.

In 1694 work began on the current Church of San Saturio, in the place occupied by the former hermitage of San Miguel de la Peña, probably built in the 12th century. The new church dedicated to San Saturio is a Baroque work by the Architect Pedro Ajín. It has a very elongated octagonal plan and is finished off with an octagonal dome, in which the lantern opens. The interior walls are profusely decorated with frescoes painted between 1704 and 1708 by the priest and artist from Soria Antonio Zapata and represent scenes from the life of the saint.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
Predominant styles:
Historical Period:
Early modern period


Soria. 42000 Soria.

Telephone: 975 180 703

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Soria


Plaza Mariano Granados, 1. Soria. 42001 Soria.

Teléfono: 975 222 764 / 975 229 718


Oficina de Turismo of Soria


C/ Nuestra Señora del Puente, s/n. Soria. 42004 Soria.

Teléfono: 975 211 492


Oficina de Turismo Regional of Soria


C/ Medinaceli,2. Soria. 42003 Soria.

Teléfono: 975 212 052

Fax: 975 221 289


Opening hours

  • Other dates
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:30
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Closed: monday
  • From April, 2 to June, 30:
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:30 – 19:30
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Closed: monday



Remarks: Due to restoration work, the chapel and the sacristy remain closed to the public. As long as the work allows, will be tried to maintain general opening hours in the rest of the rooms Access closed 15 minutes before closing time.

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