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Ermita de la Virgende la Pena

Avenida del Compas 7, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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A very moving experience

The church is carved out of the rock and the interior is both moving and beautiful. The opportunity... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Alex24091943
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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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Relaxing

A lovely place to visit for a relaxing time. Carved out of the solid rock it features beautiful... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
werw
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west cumbria
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Avenida del Compas 7, 29650, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The church is carved out of the rock and the interior is both moving and beautiful. The opportunity for photos is endless and it offers the opportunity for some serious contemplation. A must.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit for a relaxing time. Carved out of the solid rock it features beautiful church robes and artifacts.

Thank werw
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

It makes a change to go somewhere you don't have to pay to go inside. Church Robes display inside. Cool and quiet to sit for a minute.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

As with most attractions in Mijas it's small but has charm and character that far outweigh it's size. It takes 2 minutes to walk in and around this tiny church which is exactly why you shouldn't miss it, it even has a small shop attached...More

1  Thank Steviefull
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This wonderful church is carved into the rock. So unusual, peaceful, busy with tourists.there is a box where you can leave requests to be read out. Free to enter. Lovely little shop selling novelties on the side of the church. Such a lovely place to...More

Thank sandrac58
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny beautiful church carved in the rock with an impressive treasury and the altar. No photos are allowed inside. Very atmospheric place and beautiful views from the church garden; it reminded me the church of “Madonna Della Rocca” in Taormina, Sicily. There...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Beautiful Church, carved by monks Amazing views of the city down the hill, and ocean some very amazing old stuff at the end of church as a small museum ...please do donate your change as it will help the church

1  Thank EAhmad73
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

When all the sightseeing becomes too much, take time out to sit here in an atmosphere of calm and respect. All visitors talk in hushed tones as if aware that there is an aura here which must not be disturbed

Thank RAFHalton76
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have visited Ermita de la Virgende la Pena in the past and loved the story of the apparition of Our Lady to the children. On this visit to it we made a point of going to mass at 9:30am with our children. The mass...More

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Easily accessible and interesting little grotto containing church dedicated to the local saint. One does however wonder if it's been slightly overdone for us tourists.

Thank JeremyPC
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Margaret V
12 June 2018|
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Response from sandrac58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking nearby. I am not sure about charges.
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Beachmother
30 June 2016|
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Response from Emily C | Reviewed this property |
Please note that the observation deck is always open. Siesta is observed. The chapel is open from approximately 6-7 pm in the evenings. More hours may be available in the mornings.
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