Explore the old Town of Mijas Village and its most interesting places. Inhabited since ancient times, a small village Mijas was devoted mainly to agriculture and fisheries to the explosion of the tourist boom in the 50s of last century ... More info ›
Explore the old Town of Mijas Village and its most interesting places. Inhabited since ancient times, a small village Mijas was devoted mainly to agriculture and fisheries to the explosion of the tourist boom in the 50s of last century. Since then, tourism and construction sector have been the engines of local economy, triggering at the same time the population and per capita income, albeit at a high environmental cost. Today it is a multicultural city with a high percentage of residents of foreign origin and a major residential centers of tourism in Andalusia.
Mijas offers travelers the contrast between the traditional image of the area and adaptation to current times, all without losing the essence. The walk around whitewashed corners, courtyards, gardens, shrines. The village retains the leisurely pace and charm of the past, sheltered by the mountains and looking out to the countryside and sea. Besides the tourist attractions, such as the donkey-taxis, Mijas Village offers visitors several monuments that are interesting to know.
Visit the tiny bull-ring Plaza de Toros ( just outside photostop, 10mins), with its irregular shape; two Mudejar style churches; remains of the old Arab wall where your can enjoy beautiful gardens and the very interesting sanctuary of the “Virgen de la Peña,” patron of the town. The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built by the Muslims in 836, being converted into a Christian church after the conquest, when a Moorish-style tower was added in 1510. From almost any point of the village you can see the white chapel of Calvary, located at a somewhat higher level.