Church of the Holy Virgin
Monaco, Monte-Carlo

Church of the Holy Virgin - a chapel dedicated to the Holy protector of the Principality and the princely family. It was erected in the small Gomat Valley, where, according to legend, in the 4th century A.D. the fragile shuttle with the body of Saint Devota was washed ashore. The original building was built in the 11th century; in the 16th century a modern building was erected in its place. Since then, it has been repeatedly changed and restored. There are several traditions associated with the Church of the Holy Virgin. Since the beginning of the 20th century, every year on January 26, a wooden fishing boat is symbolically burned at the entrance, and each new princess of the principality after the wedding ceremony brings her bouquet of brides to the walls of the chapel.

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