Virgen de la Paz Church 

Location: Plaza del Beato Diego José de Cádiz, s/n 

Tel: 952-871-289 

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a 14:00h. 

Free entrance. 

The Virgen de la Paz Church was originally a hermitage founded by Francisco de Morales and his wife in the 16th century. The Virgen de la Paz is an image of the Virgin Mary that is located in the church and is the patron saint of Ronda. The church has one nave and this nave was originally covered with a Mudejar ceiling that was covered with a Baroque ceiling in the 18th century when the church was restored. There is a dressing room which contains the image of the Virgin and this has plaster decoration that is gilded. The façade of the church dates to the 16th century and is decorated with Sgraffito from the 18th century. The legend is that Alfonso XI brought the image of the Virgin in 16th century during his siege of the town. However the present image dates to the 17th century. The church is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in  Ronda. The beautiful altar is Churrigueresque. The church also has the image of Cristo de la Sangre, the 18th century work of Duque Cornejo, a famous artist from Seville.