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Many people were praying as some picture happy tourists circulated. In a side room are several sacramental artifacts that are impressive in both meaning and handiwork skill. It is a unique small chapel.
I don't normally visit chapels/churches but couldn't resist a peep inside this little chapel whilst visiting Mijas last time.
Steeped in history & dug out of the rock by monks centuries ago, make this chapel a little bit special.
Inside, there is an altar &...More
Why is this chapel here? Apparently it was excavated from the rock in the 16th century by Mercedarian friars and it gained its reputation when apparitions of the Virgin Mary started in 1586.
Today it is still a unique and moving experience with the chapel...More
Apparently that’s how long it took the hermit who dug the cave that forms the core of this interesting little chapel. Worth a visit to see the regalia inside and the view from the roof observation point when it is open.
Nice chapel carved in rock very tight place and get very crowded very quickly ... but the views of Alboran Sea are breathtaking from the well kept garden/sitting area.free entry, but do put your change as donation for church
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
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