Remote from the populated area of Juncosa, the Sanctuary of Sant Joan is concealed under a rock. During the local May Festival (Festa Major de Maig), the religious procession used to carry Sant Isidre (the village patron) from Juncosa to the sanctuary of Sant Joan, so that the two saints could talk and try to get rain from heaven for the very dry lands of the village. Another popular local custom was to pray to Sant Joan (Saint John) to intervene and cure illnesses, mainly in legs and arms. For that purpose, people offered a wax part of the limb that they wanted cured. The locals also believed, that the water, dripping from the rocks and accumulated in the stone basin, can cure eye illnesses.
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