This municipality, like others in the province of Málaga, has three centres of population. In this case they are Mijas Pueblo, one of the most famous traditional "white" villages, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, Mijas pueblo is a jewel on the Costa del Sol and famous for its exuberant festivals, easter processions and donkey taxis.
Las Lagunas a residential area, hosting beautiful beaches and Cala de Mijas, home to the largest golf resort in Spain.
You are confronted with so many opportunities to see the history of this beautifu village, such as the Santuario de la Virgen de la Pena, carved out of solid rock and a tribute to the patron saint of Mijas. The shrine dates back to 1586 when an image of the Virgin miraculously appeared there. Subsequently an image of the Virgin was found concealed in a recess in the tower where it had been hidden for 500 years.
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Places of Interest
Perched high on the hillside, above the village is the Shrine of the Calvario, built in 1710. It can be seen for miles, peacefully watching over the village. The interior of the shrine is only open on Easter Friday but the views are worth the long walk at any time of year.
All over the village are view-points and resting places,one of the best being the Muralla Gardens, cleverly designed so that flowers are in bloom all year round.
The Municipal Auditorium, located in the Gardens of “La Murella”in Mijas Pueblo, near the bullring and the Parish church, hosts many cultural events throughout the year, especially in summer. It is also home to International Day a fantastic experience!
Shrine Calvario, Mijas
Plaza de la Paz
(Peace Square) keeps up to it’s name as you sit in one of the street bars and soak up the atmosphere. This plaza is marked by a white statue of a hand and a dove.
in the heart of the village and in the centre of the square is a beautiful fountain from which the birds drink. This fountain was carved by Galiano. The square is surrounded by cafés and shops.
Plaza Paz, Mijas
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.
The access gate is in harmony with the landscape. The bullring looks like one more house. Its most remarkable feature is its oval shape (one of a few in Spain).
Mijas has more than 12 kilometres of Coast, full of clean, well kept beaches and coves. Two Mijas beaches, Playa La Cala and Playa La Luna have been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag for water safety, environmental management and safety.