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Capella Virgen de la Pena

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Address: Mijas Pueblo, Mijas, Spain
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Private Half-Day Tour in Mijas Pueblo from Marbella
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Cave chapel

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 image here. Interesting cave chapel and the views along the coast are not to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 which serves typical tourist food. Go inside the cave--this where in the 15th century two... More 

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Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 image of the virgin allegedly dating back to AD850. It is a delightful little building,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 that they are well treated, I couldn't help but feel sorry for them having to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Although not a couple to visit historical/religious sites on our holidays I must admit my wife and myself were both impressed and interested to view this fascinating grotto/church right in the centre of the village. I would not want to spoil the story behind the grotto but would certainly recommend a visit to read the background and see the exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Capella Virgen de la Pena (the patron saint of Mijas), is located on the Paseo del Compas which is close to the town hall and the public car park of Mijas where all the Tourist buses arrive and next to the spectacular panoramic view point of El Compas. The Shrine to the Virgin of the Rock was originally excavated by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

peaceful, serene surroundings in the town of mijas. panoramic views of the mountains & the coastline below. Definately worth a visit night or day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Old mijas village is spectacular. There is a chapel made of rock, a view of the city of Mijas, excellent food and great shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Tiny chapel behind a large plaza. Amazingly cool inside which makes it eerily atmospheric. Fascinating collection of robes. Great views from the terrace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

A must to see in Mijas up in the mountains shrine to Virgin de la Pena built out of rocks it really is a must very special.

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