The name Alqueria Blanca means "white hamlet". Alqueria (alquería in Castilian Spanish) comes from the Arabic al-Qaria (القرية) which designated under the Moorish occupation, a small rural community located outside cities (Medina).
The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, highly revered by the inhabitants of the town of Santanyí is located atop a hill, Puig Gros, located 1 km west of S’Alqueria Blanca, and 4 km northeast of Santanyí. The Puig Gros is located at the southern end of the Serra de Llevant. The first Sunday of May (Dia del Santuari del Puig de Consolació) held a popular mass, in which are blessed fruits of the season.
The terrace of the sanctuary, located 200 m above sea level, offers a magnificent view of the plains and the coast on a clear day you can see the archipelago of Cabrera.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation dates from the fifteenth century.
In the courtyard a plaque recalls that the Archduke Louis Savior visited the site and preserved some of the seventeenth century tiles adorning the well of the tank.
"L’Archidux va treure la mostra d’aquestes rajoles que està en relleu mig menjat al coll de la cisterna. La nostra pedra no vol esser trepitjada ni malmenada per cadenes de ferro.
Any del Senyor 1971, et de la plantada de pins… Déu les aferri. "
Crux fidelis, inter omnesarbor una nobilis.
Faithful Cross, above all others, and only noble tree.
(Excerpt from a sixth-century hymn, sung at matins.)
Bernat Vidal i Tomas.
The small chapel, with a single nave covered by a barrel vault houses a statue of the sixteenth century the "rain-maker" Virgin Mare de Déu de la Consolació.