Mijas - White Village
Situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Mijas combines to the perfection its condition of mountain village with the important touristic development in its coastal zone. Its privileged geographic situation, between the sea and mountain, is the reason for its multiple charms, being situated among the most attractive destinies in the province. Its extensive territory is divided in three urban districts, each offering a distinctive look to the municipality. This way, we can find in Mijas deeply-rooted traditions along with innovation and modernity.
On the slope of the mountain range is where you will find Mijas village. The old part of the village with its whitewashed streets has a typical white Andalusian village serving as an improvised balcony with fantastic views to the Mediterranean. The oval bullring; The Immaculate Conception Church; or the sanctuary Virgen de la peña chapel (XVII century), the village patron saint, are some of the most emblematic buildings. Also, its ancient Moorish wall, with splendid gardens and balconies that give a magnificent panorama to the traveller. Donkey taxis are an interesting and original way to tour the village. In Mijas some interesting museums can also be found: Mijas`s caravan (miniatures collection), the flour mill, the Historical and Ethnological museum (Folk Museum), the Watchtower museum and the CAC Mijas (Mijas Contemporary Art Centre)