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Mijas

Short Trips

Mijas

The visit to the old town of Mijas, declared a Historic-Artistic Grouping, allows us to experience the Jardines y el Mirador de la Muralla, which are the remnants of the ancient fortress on which the city was created. In 2013 Mijas opened its Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. A fantastic museum space with works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Miró, amongst others. In fact, the museum has the second largest collection of ceramics by Picasso in the world. Another focus of interest is the Plaza de Toros de Mijas, which, like almost everything in the city is like nothing you've seen before. Built in the early twentieth century by a group of neighbours, its gateway maintains the appearance of a typical white house and has an oval shape, something very rare in Spain. To learn more about bullfighting you can also visit the Museo Taurino, which is about five minutes away.Next to the bullring is the Auditorio Municipal, where Mijas' Festival de Teatro Villa takes place in July.

 

This mountain town, which also faces the sea, offers visitors all the amenities required to enjoy a complete experience, mixing tradition of its past, with spots you can travel to via its famous donkey taxi, with the adaptation to the needs of the many visitors every year. In fact, Mijas is a destination that many fall in love with and choose to live there: the municipality is currently home to nearly 10,000 Brits.

 

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Mijas
DURATION 2 Hours
  • Mijas Bullring

    This outstanding bullring, built in 1900, stands in the higher part of one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, on a rock next to the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción.

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  • Donkey Taxi

    In Mijas, in the early 60's, some workers returning to their homes on their donkeys, were requested by visitors to photograph or take a walk. Almost always, tips exceeded their salaries. It grew well, a job more. Donkey-Taxis are today an institution in Mijas and one of its main attractions.

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  • Plaza de la Constitución

    The fountain and bench in the square by the marble artist El Galiano with the stones carried by the flood on 2 November 1884.

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  • Wall, Viewpoint and Gardens

    Remnants of the old fortress where the village used to be. The gardens were designed to have flowers all year round, and the viewpoint affords some of the most stunning views of the coast.

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  • Chapel of Virgen de la Peña

    This chapel carved out of the rock next to El Compás viewpoint houses an image of Virgen de la Peña, the Patroness of Mijas. Legend has it that the image was buried there for five centuries and unearthed by a builder whose children, who were shepherds, were brought to the spot by a pigeon.

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