Mijas - THE BOTANICAL ROUTE AT LA MURALLA - MIJAS VILLAGE
The new catalogue, designed by Mijas Comunicación in Spanish and English, seeks to facilitate the visit to this unique area, which has 140 original species from all the continents.
Settled on the remains of the Arab fortress on which the ‘Villa de Mijas’ formerly stood, La Muralla (The Wall) is one of the great tourist attractions of the village, ranking among the most visited. Its impressive panoramic views of the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea attract many tourists. To stroll through the area of La Muralla, at the foot of the ‘Sierra de Mijas’, surrounded by peace and tranquility and its lush vegetation, is an amazing journey that is completed by a unique and diverse botanical route that has 140 local and exotic species signposted along its itinerary, which can last from two to three hours. Aware of its importance, the Mijas Town Hall has taken the step of editing a renewed brochure, both in Spanish and English. “We continue to promote measures to enhance and publicize our natural resources and we want nature lovers to get to know this unique space in depth”, assured the councillor for Parks and Gardens, Juan Antonio Carrasco (PSOE), who recalled that last year the “informative mural” was renewed and “new informative panels on the species that make up the route” were placed. Carrasco highlighted the fact that over these last two years in which they have formed part of the government team, they have proceeded to carry out an inventory of the plant species located in the municipality and improve the green and leisure areas in the three nuclei. “Since our arrival we have promoted various maintenance works and the beautiﬁ cation of green areas, especially at the entrance and exit wareas of the municipality, as well as carrying out improvements in parks such as El Esparragal or Los Olivos”, said the councillor, who also mentioned works in the playgrounds, such as “the replacing of the rubber ﬂoors, the enlargement of parks such as the one in Osunillas and the installation of adapted swings so that everyone can enjoy them”. For his part the councillor for Foreigners, Roy Pérez (PSOE), stressed the “importance” of the collaboration between departments for the implementation of these measures, which are “beneﬁcial not only for those who visit us, but also for the economy of the municipality in general”. The new brochure, which has been designed by Mijas Comunicación, can be collected at the citizen and tourist information points in the municipality. Perez said that “initially we have proceeded to print about 2,000 guides, 1,000 in English and 1,000 in Spanish, thus attending to the high number of English-speaking tourists who visit our municipality each year and who increasingly seek to know more about the great natural wealth that Mijas and its surroundings offer”. Finally, councillor Juan Antoniio Carrasco also valued the work being carried out by his department to expand and build green and recreational areas for pets. “An example of this effort is the new canine park that is already under construction in the area of Las Lagunas and near Cortijo Don Elías or the recently opened canine park in La Cala, which our residents and visitors are already enjoying”, he concluded.
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