Mijas - THE REMODELING OF THE TOURIST OFFICE SQUARE IS COMPLETED IN MIJAS VILLAGE
The project has involved a total investment of 470,000 euros and includes two viewpoint sculptures that highlight natural and historical elements of the landscape around Mijas
Enclaves such as the Virgen de la Peña Hermitage or the Sierra de Mijas can now be seen in a different way from two new points of interest, two sculpture-viewpoints that fit perfectly with the views before us. This is one of the most outstanding novelties of the comprehensive reform of the Tourist Office Square in Mijas Village, the point of entry for many of those who visit us as it is located above the parking building. Last Tuesday, March 23rd, the remodeling of this square in Mijas Village was inaugurated, an initiative of the Tourism Council of the Mijas Town Hall, with which it is intended to value this space, its views and the emblematic locations that surround it. According to the mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE), “it was important to dedicate attention and care to this project. I think it has fitted perfectly into the surroundings, something that we understood to be very important, preserving the image of our Andalusian white village”, adding: “there were many who visited us on March 23rd at the inauguration of the square and were impressed by its surroundings, by the great beauty that Mijas now outlines more than ever”.
Within the project, the government team in Mijas pointed out that the flaws in the prior infrastructure have also been resolved, as indicated by the councillor for Infrastructure, Works and Tourism of the Mijas Town Hall, José Carlos Martín (Cs). “We have achieved the objectives that were sought, which were, in the first place, to eliminate the old flooring that was responsible for many falls, especially when it rained because it was very slippery; the second objective has been tointegrate our square with the same material; and the third objective, the creation of a new tourist attraction. New, more organised, efficient and safe lighting has also been installed”, explained Martín. The low consumption lights installed use LED technology, which helps to save energy, and the location of the streetlights has been changed in order to provide better lighting on the square and, therefore, greater security. Also noteworthy within the refurbishment of the square is the renewal of the water supply, irrigation, low voltage, public lighting networks, as well as a new rainwater collection system.The councillor assured that the project, “entailed hard work from the point of view of design, and it has been executed in a timely manner, meeting the established 6-month period and respecting the pertinent report by the Delegation for Culture, as the work needed this approval because this part of the village is considered a Historic Artistic Complex”.
A co-financed project
The president of the ‘Mancomunidad’ (Association of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol), José Antonio Mena, also present at the opening act, said: “we are in an emblematic part of the village, as every tourist who comes to Mijas passes through this square. Its views are impressive and the refurbishment is fantastic. As president of the Association of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, I am delighted to collaborate with Mijas”. On the other hand, the delegate of the Partido Popular in Mijas in the ‘Mancomunidad’ and councillor in the Town Hall, Mario Bravo, pointed out: “we want to make this space a meeting point. These modern benches, which generate opinions of all kinds, but are at least comfortable, stable and clean, are going to invite people to stop and admire this landscape”.
Source: Mijas Semanal