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Antigua Parroquia de la Mare de Déu de la Pau de Castellitx


The ancient parish of Mare de Déu de la Pau in Castellitx is a church recoverted into a chapel located in the old hamlet of Castellitx, between Algaida and Puig de Randa. Built in the 13th century it is, along with the church of San Pedro de Escorca and the chapel of San Miguel de Campanet, one of the first examples of Majorcan religious architecture following the Reconquest. Its style is primitive Gothic.

The temple has a rectangular nave divided into two sections by a diaphragm arch with wooden cross-beams supported by a long central beam. A third section houses the presbytery, which dates back to the 18th century, with a barrel vaulted arch. The ancient Gothic altarpiece, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, of the 14th-15th century, is currently kept in the Algaida parish church. Today the presbytery is presided over by the image of the Virgin Mary of Peace. It is a Gothic polychrome wood sculpture of 1430 which, according to legend, was found very close to the chapel.
On the Tuesday after Easter, the entire village of Algaida goes on a pilgrimage to the hill of Castellitx and its chapel, to a mass held in honour of the Mare de Déu de Castellitx.