The august fiestas are remarkable for their sporting, cultural and evening activities and for the phenomenal Ciudad de Quesada Flamenco Festival. They also involve the farewell to the patron saint whose image is returned to the sanctuary that bears her name to remain until the first Saturday in May of the following year.
According to tradition the statue of this figure of the Virgin
Mary was brought by San Isicio and was hidden in the cave of cueva
de Agua during the persecutions of the Christians by the Romans
and Visigoths. Since 1560, its fame for miracles and the great
popular fervour have led many persons to travel to its hermitage
which is some 14 kilometres from town. When you finish and if
your legs can stand a few more kilometres follow one of the routes
offered by the local guides through the Sierra de Cazorla Segura
y las villas nature Park.