What to see and do in Mijas
Mijas is known as one of the most picturesque white villages in Andalusia. It is divided into three main towns: Mijas Pueblo, located on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas, is the historic centre of the municipality; Las Lagunas, located in the area called Mijas Costa, is part of the urban continuum of the city of Fuengirola; and La Cala, a coastal town. If you come on holiday to the Costa del Sol, we will show you what to see and do in Mijas.
Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Peña, one of the monuments that you cannot miss if you are going to spend a day in Mijas. It is said that in 1586, this Virgin appeared to two children, who followed a dove that guided them to her. On September 8, the image of the Virgin goes in procession to the Ermita del Calvario, 2 km from its church.
Bullring. This oval-shaped square is among the most picturesque bullrings in Andalusia, as it is carved in stone and stands out at the top of the village. It was built in 1900, thanks to the requests made by the inhabitants of Mijas.
Paseo de la Muralla, from where you will have beautiful views of Mijas Pueblo. The name “Muralla” refers to the old Arab fortress that dominated the surroundings. Today it is one of the most unique viewpoints in southern Andalusia.
Located in what was formerly the center of Mijas we find the beautiful Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in the sixteenth century on the remains of an ancient Arab mosque which was used its Mudejar tower as a bell tower.
The Church has three naves separated by semicircular arches supported by Tuscan columns, and two side chapels under which there are crypts with burials. Inside, it preserves eight wonderful frescoes about the Apostles from the baroque period.
And of course, getting lost in its streets and squares and enjoying its charm is a must if you come to visit Mijas.
Ethnographic Museum. Located in the old Town Hall and inaugurated in 1995, it recreates the Mijas of yesterday. Farming and fishing tools, oil mills, a wine cellar, typical Mijas cuisine, etc. Itinerant art collections and local crafts are also on display. In this museum we will also find the replica of the bedroom where Manuel Cortés Quero, El Topo de Mijas, was hidden for 30 years.
The Cala de Mijas is known for the good quality of its beach, being one of the best in the province of Malaga, and here we will enjoy the sun and water or have fun practicing one of the many sports that can be practiced there, such as jet skis, water skiing and paragliding.