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Capella Virgen de la Pena

Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain
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Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Easily accessible and interesting little church/chapel apparently carved out of the rock by monks with evidently nothing better to do. Generally there are too many of us tourists gawping for it to be considered suitable for any reflective contemplation and I do wonder if it...More

Thank JeremyPC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Capella Virgen de la Pena (Chapel of the Virgin of the Rock) is a small chapel carved out of the rock by a monk in the middle 17th century. There is a shrine and to one side a small area of exhibits with some...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We travelled here by local bus - cheap and what a fantastic journey up into the mountains. The views from up here are wonderful and well worth seeking out all the local and historic points.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The way this beautiful Chapel has been carved in the rock is absolutely amazing. So peaceful. It is an absolute jewel and is definitely a "must-see". Highly recommend.

Thank MCPK
Reviewed 25 March 2017

While not a reason on its own to travel to Mijas Pueblo, you should make a point of visiting while you are there. There is a simple spirituality which one might find at the Capella. There is also an attractive marauder just outside the stone...More

Thank ECraigMcKay
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A tribute to a mans ability to create a haven of peace and prayer. Very moving and an introduction to an incredible mirador sensitively landscaped.

Thank telstarPlymouth
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Capella Virgen de la Pena or Chapel of the Virgin of the Rock is a very small chapel carved out of the rock by a Carmelite monk in the middle 17th century. Virgin of the Rock is the patron saint of Mijas and there's an...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Virginia de la Pena sanctury lies in a cave on the plaza. It is an outcrop of rock and has a statue of Jesus on it. The views surrounding are amazing. Worth a visit for the views alone. There is a cafe/ restaurant there...More

Thank JenQatar
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The patron saint of Mijas is the Virgen de la Peña. It is why there is a chapel called the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña in the pueblo. The chapel was built by Mercedarian monks in 1520 and inside is a carved wooden...More

Thank RobertBovington
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The day we visited there were few visitors and the donkeys were all tethered in a long line, to the rails. Some had sacking type cloth bags which may have contained food, over their mouths. They looked very sad really, and whilst we were reassured...More

Thank Tallis
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