Sendangsono is a place of pilgrimage for Catholics and it is one of Indonesian Lourdes. Located on the hillside notch with unique architectural style. In the months of May and October, this place is busy visited by pilgrims from all over Indonesia. In addition to prayer, the pilgrims can take water from springs located in Sendangsono. They believe that water can cure various diseases.
Sendangsono name was taken from the word of Sendang that means springs and Sono is the name of a type of tree. At first Sendangsono is a stopping off point for walkers of Borobudur Magelang to Boro. The place is much visited because of the presence of spring that emerged between the two trees Sono. Due to the coolness and comfortable, the place also used to be imprisoned by a number of Buddhist clergy in order to purify themselves and quite. Spiritual values emerged and strengthened in line with the belief that is based on a legend that the place was inhabited Lantamsari Goddess and her only son named Den Baguse Samija.
On May 20, 1904, performed the baptism of 173 local residents by Pastor Van Lith using spring water. From then turn function as a place of Catholic pilgrimage until now. In addition to calm down and pray, will be treated to the beauty of architectural complex designed by YB Mangunwijaya Pr and won the Aga Khan Awards.