Mijas

Mijas is situated five kilometres from Fuengirola with a five hundred metre elevation. This gives excellent views of the Costa Del Sol. Mijas was founded by the Tartessos a name given by the Greeks for the people living on the Iberian area. The Tartessos mined the Sierra de Mijas for minerals, the area has a wealth of Minerals and marble which is still mined. Today Mijas relies on Tourism and the whole village is geared up for it. This white washed village with its little streets and flowers everywhere. During the summer months there is a flamenco dancing display in the Plaza de la Constitucion at 12:00 and local music played in the Plaza Virgin de la Pena. There are tuk tuk and Donkey and trap rides around the village. This is a great place to spend a day exploring.

 

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Plaza de la Constitucion

Plaza de la Constitucion is situated in the centre of town. This Plaza is the heart of Mijas. For more information and directions to the Plaza click the explore button below.

La Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion

The church was built in the 16th century and is the biggest church in Mijas. This is one of the best places to visit in Mijas with its stunning gardens and views.

The Mijas Ethnological Museum

This is a great little museum cost 1 euro (2017) to get in and shows a great insight into the the world of the decendents of the area. It shows a time before tourism invasion in the 70's and a glimpse of living under Franco.

Ermita del Calvario

The Ermita del Calvario is situated in the hills above Mijas. There is some parking near the chapel but it’s better to walk up from the village. For more information and directions to the Ermita del Calvario click the explore button below.

 

Museo del Vino

The wine museum is situated on Calle San Sebastian one of the prettiest streets in Mijas. For more information and directions click the explore button below. 

 

Plaza de Toros

The bullring is situated near the Church of the immaculate conception in La Muralla. For more information and directions to the bullring click the explore button below.

 

Virgin de la Pena shrine

The virgin of the rock shrine is situated near the Plaza de la Penaand can be accessed on Avenida del Compas. For more information and directions click the explore button below.

Plaza virgin de la Pena

Plaza de la Pena is situated in the lower part of Mijas central and is a great place to congregate during the summer months . For more information and directions click the explore button below.

Tourist information centre

The tourist information centre is situated next to the Plaza de la Pena. For more information and directions on the tourist information centre click the explore button below.

Pro's:

Mijas is a great hill side village, the views are breath taking, the village is beautiful. The Junta put's on flamenco shows, tourist markets and traditional music during the summer months. It's a great place for hiking, hill walking and exploring. The streets and plaza's just keep on coming, all decorated with flower's. The restaurants have good views and good food. If the above is what you are looking for you have found it. It is a good place to use as a base to explore the Costa del Sol by car and the apartments are a bit cheaper there.

 

Con's:

No beach and not on the trainline but the bus service is good. There are a few family attraction's not sure if there's a weeks worth.

 

Synopsis:

Mijas is a great place to visit whilst on the Costa del Sol it's beautiful. There is alot to explore. With a car you have easy access to the whole Costa del Sol. All in all a great place for a holiday.

 

 

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