In the various religious traditions, a place that has acquired a sacred character due to the manifestation or presence of divinity in it, or because it is connected to events and phenomena considered supernatural; in the ancient Jewish religion, the innermost and most sacred part of the temple, i.e. the sancta sanctorum; in the Christian tradition, a place of devotion linked to divine events or manifestations of the Madonna, saints and martyrs; also, part of the church where relics or miraculous images are kept, which is therefore the object of particular veneration and a destination for pilgrimages