Mijas Pueblo property and living
Mijas Pueblo is an old mountain village in southern Spain and is situated in the region of Andalusia. It is part of the Málaga province and can be found approximately 30 kilometres from the city of Málaga in the beautiful hills of Andalusia. Mijas is a municipality located on the Costa del Sol and borders on the municipalities of Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Marbella, Ojen and Coin. Mijas has five urban centres: Mijas Pueblo in the mountains (Sierra de Mijas), Las Lagunas in Mijas Costa – and the coastal resorts Riviera , La Cala and Calahonda. The coast has a 12 kilometre long coastline.
Mijas Pueblo climate
Because of its location close to the sea, Mijas Pueblo has a mild climate and an average temperature of 18ºC, without extreme heat in summer or cold temperatures in winter. The rainfall is less than 600 millimetres per year and falls mainly during the winter months.
About Mijas Pueblo
The rock on which Mijas is located, was inhabited by the Romans, the Moors and the Phoenicians. During the Roman occupation the village was named ‘Tamisa’. The village was of economic importance because of the road ‘Via Apia’. This went from Cádiz to Málaga. The Arabs called the village ‘Mixa’ and it was subsequently named ‘Mijas’. Mijas has a good bus service to and from Málaga and Alhaurín el Grande. The road to and from Mijas Pueblo is beautiful and curvy and has consistently beautiful views. ‘El pueblo blanco’ or ‘the white village is now a nickname of Mijas Pueblo – that has become a true tourist attraction. This is due to a combination of the typical Andalusian atmosphere, beautiful nature and not to mention the donkey taxis. Because of this all Mijas is a beautiful place to visit and to live in.
Sights in Mijas Pueblo
- The botanical garden ‘La Muralla’ is a nice place to relax and enjoy. You can admire the indigenous species of flowers from the province but also turkeys, chickens and ducks that run around. This park also houses a 15 meter high waterfall that is illuminated in the evening .
- La Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in 836 by the Moors. After a Moorish-style tower was built the church became a Christian church.
- Ermita y Mirador de la Virgen de la Peña. This small chapel houses the image of ‘La Virgen de la Peña’ – the patron saint of Mijas. In September the ‘La Virgen de la Peña ‘ village festival takes place.
- El Museo del Vino. This is the national wine museum of Mijas – a place full of love and affection for the Málaga wine. El Museo del Vino is located in a building from 1839, the Transformación la Casa de la Luz. The museum was founded in 1997 and includes a wide range of wines. You can also enjoy a wine tasting here.
- There are several authentic Spanish bars in Mijas Pueblo. A popular dish is the ‘Kokotxas the merluza’ (hake). You can combine gourmet food with a delicious local wine.
- Burro taxis: Mijas Pueblo is known for its donkey taxis which run around the small white streets of the village. They are small carriages that are pulled by donkeys.
- Mijas Pueblo is also called `Donkey village ‘. It is interesting to walk through the streets to the ancient theatre and taste the homemade chocolate. This chocolate is appropriately called: Mayan Monkey.
- Plaza de Toros, the bullring – one of the few built in a square.
- On Saturdays there are regular flamenco shows in the shaded park.
- Mijas Pueblo has many small streets with many shops and many unexpected corners. Take a street off the beaten track.
- You can make beautiful car trips to the nearby Costa del Sol.
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