Chapel of Solitude

This small baroque style temple has its origins in a stately patronage, as is evident on the interior balcony with restricted access that it has on its south wall. The noble family that financed its construction, in whole or in part - we do not know - wanted to distinguish itself among the parishioners, so it reserved for itself a prominent place inside the main altar.

Noble can also be used to describe some of the monumental tombs that are preserved in the atrium. The image that has the most artistic value is the carving of an articulated Christ that is conserved in a glass urn. On Good Friday the image comes out in procession and, in the town square is the main feature of the descent from the cross parade.

"The people of Viana feel great devotion to the Virgin of Solitude, which is venerated in the chapel that bears the same name, located overlooking the town. There is also a curious fact about it. In a document dating from the year 1625, with a transcription that was made by the notary of the town, Mr. Urbano Vila Yáñez, my grandfather, and whose document is currently in the bishopric of Astorga, affirmed by doctors, bachelors and graduates of that time, gave evidence by means of a record, according to the Blessed Christ who carries in his arms the Virgin of Solitude, sweats blood during the mass celebrated on December 5, 1625 ".
María del Rosario Castells Vila
"The natural region of Viana del Bollo ",
A Coruña (1967)