Mijas one of the main beautiful white villages, without forgetting its coastal area full of life and joy in the heart of the Costa del Sol.
Where is Mijas located?
Mijas located 35Km from Malaga capital with a population of 82.747 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 149 km square.
Where to park in Mijas
Mijas Pueblo: In the urban center it is mostly pedestrian and there are no parking spaces. Arriving at the main square if there is public parking for 1 euro a day.
La Cala – Mijas Costa: Arriving at the entrance to La Cala there is a large parking area on the right, where the markets and the fair are held.
Monuments and places of interest in Mijas
- Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña: This hermitage was excavated in the rock between 1656 and 1682 by some friars. The mijeña tradition relates the appearance of the Virgen de la Peña in 1586 when the siblings Juan and Asunción Bernal Linaire, both shepherds, saw how a dove sat on the castle tower and transformed into the Virgin.
- Church of the Immaculate Conception
- Hermitage of Calvary
- Church of San Sebastián
- Hermitage of the Port
- Donkey-Taxi: Burro-Taxi are a traditional way of transportation in Mijas. In the 1950s and 1960s, some Mijeño workers used donkeys to get around and work. This made tourists take photos and demanded to go for a ride with the burrito in exchange for a tip, these tips often exceeded the worker’s salary. Currently, a burro-taxi stop is installed in the main square with around 60 donkey-taxis.
- Gardens of the Wall
- Hermitage of San Antón
- El Carromato de Max: Since 1972 a mandatory attraction for visitors while in Mijas. A curious museum of all kinds of miniature works of art from around the world. An example is: A “Burrito de Mijas” painted on a grain of rice or President Abraham Lincoln painted on the head of a pin.
- Plaza de Toros
- The Church of San Miguel
- The lighthouse Calaburras Tower
- Calahonda tower