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The image of the Virgin was hidden during the occupation by Muslims and once conquered, Christians decided to find the image of the Virgin. A manuscript of 1310 reports that the underground sound of a bell was heard for three consecutive nights at the foot of the castle on the west, facing the river Segura. Boring the rock, they found the image of the Virgin, 42 cm high and sitting in a chair. The new church is a Latin cross, preserving remains of the original temple. On the site of discovery of the image of the Virgin and Child, a temple was erected. During the seventeenth century, a new and larger temple was built.