More than 100 people participated in the first edition of this initiative organised by the Foreigners and Tourism Councils

 

The “Mijas Secrets” guided tours programme, organised by the Foreigners and Tourism departments of the Mijas Local Council, will continue in May, after the success of its fi rst edition. This was announced on Tuesday, April 27th, by the councillor for Foreigners, Arancha López (Cs), who also assured that the good reception of this initiative is refl ected in the more than 100 people who, between March 31st and April 17th , participated in some of these routes, “and not only residents of Mijas came, but also from other parts of the province of Malaga. Some of them even participated in all the programmed routes”, pointed out the councillor.

A total of eight visits are planned for next month. On May 7th and 22nd, the “Yesterday and Today” route will take place, in which participants will be able to learn about the history of Mijas from the last century to present day. The ‘Al Ándalus’ route, scheduled for May 9th and 23rd, will take us even further into the past, to the Hispanic-Muslim era in our municipality. On May 12th and 26th, there will be a tour going through the artisan workshops in the village, including that of Humildad Ríos, dedicated to working with resin on wood. “The truth is that foreign residents show a lot of interest in learning about our trades and ask many questions about the roots of the craft work we carry out”, said this artisan.

The initiative will also include two new routes in May. The first will be on May 13th and in it we will be able to get to know the hydraulic systems of Mijas and the underground mines by the hand of the anthropologist Juan Porras. “We will carry out this activity in English and Spanish, because it is something that some participants have also asked for, as they speak our language and appreciate feeling more part of the municipality where they live”, said Sandra Gallardo, one of the offi cial guides within this tourist and cultural project. The second new route will take place on May 15th, going to the vineyards of the López Lavado brothers, where in addition to explaining the wine-making processes, there will also be a tasting of the wines from this winery in Mijas. Councillor López encouraged all foreigners residing in the municipality “to participate in any of these activities to learn about the history of our village and discover many anecdotes.

 

Source: Mijas Semanal.