Trip from Marbella to Mijas
On the Costa del Sol is the beautiful little village of Mijas, it is 428 meters above sea level and commands great views of the coastal area around Fuengirola. When you wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this Andalucian village, you can understand what has attracted foreigners to visit and settle here over the years.
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On arrival at Mijas you will see the Casa Constitutional which is an impressive white building. This will give you a taste of the how well kept Mijas is.
Many artists and writers have made Mijas their home, enjoying the benefits of an excellent all year round climate. Mijas Pueblo is hugely popular with tourists but has retained much of its traditional Andalucian way of life.
You will have the chance to ride on a donkey-taxis which line the central plaza, or if that's too adventurous, to take one of the carriages around the beautiful whitewashed town on the traditional cobbled streets.
The craft shops have some affordable paintings and prints by acclaimed local artists, such as Don Clarke and Michele Lehmann. There are plenty of opportunities to aquire wonderful hand made pottery and other local items which would make marvellous holiday mementos.
Hermitage of El Puerto
One of the most interesting buildings in Mijas is the hermitage of El Puerto which overlooks the village high on the hillside. Take a donkey ride up there for spectacular views. A variety of churches and other monuments give insight into Mijas' past through Roman, Moorish and Spanish times. The bullring in Mijas is oval and small. It is one of the country's few oval bullrings. There is an interesting bullfighting museum in the grounds of the bullring..
The shrine of the Virgin of the Rock holds the image of the patroness of Mijas, the Virgin of the Rock. You can sit to have a cold drink or a snack and enjoy the panoramic views at a cafe just in front of the shrine.
El carromato de Max
There is a museum of miniatures called "El carromato de Max" which is one of the most important of its kind in the world. There are works from over 50 countries exhibited. See Abraham Lincoln on a pinhead, a shrunken head and the Last Supper on a grain of rice. Truly amazing!
Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion
The Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion is located in the Plaza de la Constitucion it was built in mudejar style in 1541 During restoration works in 1991 a series of Frescos of the apostles were discovered there dating back to 1632.
The Fortress walls allow the most amazing viewpoints in Mijas with stunning views over Fuengirola and Mijas Costa. The gardens surrounding the walls have flowers all year round.
From our apartment : Catch any bus from outside our apartment (other side of road) into Marbella (5 mins). Get off at 'Marbella Centro'. Wait at that stop for the 220 service to Fuengirola (every 30 mins). The journey takes 1 hour and travels along the coastal route. Get off at the Fuengirola bus station terminus and catch service 122 to Mijas (15 mins).
Have a nice Day
Another great trip from our apartment in Marbella