Virgin of the Rock hermitage, Mijas, Spain. What to do and see? | Tripkay

Virgin of the Rock hermitage

La Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña de Mijas, Málaga Province, is a beautiful chapel carved into the rock in the seventeenth century by Carmelite monks.

Virgen de la peñá en Mijas

Virgen de la Peña (Virgin of the Rock)  is the patron saint of Mijas and is venerated in this chapel. Inside, the image of the patron looks next to the shells that decorate the walls and a rich ornamentation. According to a legend, the image was hidden for five centuries and was discovered in 1586 by a bricklayer, father of two shepherd children, who were guided to the site by a dove. Admission in  the Virgin of the Rock hermitage is free every day of the year and there is a parking a few meters.


Next to the Virgin of the Rock hermitage, we find the  a landscaped garden with fountains and restaurants for the many tourists who come attracted by the spectacular views from the lookout. From the Compás Viewpoint, the view of the entire coast and the Málaga mountains is spectacular. If you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful and typically Andalusian village of Mijas, be sure to get up here.


Ermita Virgen de la Peña


Information about the Virgin of the Rock hermitage

Direction: Paseo “El Compás 29650 Mijas (Mijas Pueblo)
Telephone: 952 58 90 34
Timetable: De Marte a Sábado de 10h a 14h o de 16h a 20h.
Price: Free
More information: Ofice turism Mijas