Mijas – Calvario Shrine
Calvario Shrine – Mijas
The Calvario Shrine is a modest and small chapel was built in 1710. It has only one nave covered with a half-barrel vault and reinforced on the sides with fascia.
It seems that the Barefoot Carmelite Brothers that lived in the Hospice and the Monasterio of the Compás, in Mijas in the XVIII century already used this as a place of spiritual retirement for praying, silence, solitude and penitence.
The Carmelite monks worked in Mijas between the years 1710 and 1813. Their periods in Mijas was almost parallel to the history of Virgen de la Peña, Patron Saint of Mijas. At present, the Shrine is only opened on the Fridays of Lent and the first Friday of March, holy day of Medinaceli Christ.
There is a Via Crucis with fourteen stops starting in the village and ending here.