Mijas Pueblo


Mijas Pueblo is the town located on the hillside of the sierra of the municipality of Mijas. It is one of Andalucia’s tourist white villages, famous for its mule taxis.

This beautiful corner of Andalucia offers tourists a wide range of things to do and see. From enjoying its beautiful physionomy to visiting its monuments, tasting its traditional cuisine and buying pieces of art and arts and crafts.


Things to see in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo


Mijas Pueblo has several interesting things to see. You will come across many of them as you stroll through its traditional narrow, cobblestoned streets.

Here is a list of 14 places we recommend visiting:

  1. Its little oval shaped bull square. – Google Maps
  2. The remains of its ancient Arabic wall. – Google Maps
  3. The gardens next to the wall. – Google Maps
  4. The Hermitage Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock, the patron saint of the village. – Google Maps 
  5. The Observation Point of the Rock, located next to the hermitage. – Google Maps
  6. The flour mill, a recreation of an ancient mill. – Google Maps
  7. The Cuevas de la Antigua Fragua Centre. – Google Maps
  8. The Santa Ana neighbourhood, which is home to the Hermitage of Our Lady of Remedies. – Google Maps
  9. The Hermitage of St. Sebastian and calle de San Sebastián. – Google Maps
  10. The House Museum of the Town, a historical ethnographic museum of Mijas Puebla. – Google Maps
  11. The Contemporary Art Centre, CAC Mijas. – Google Maps
  12. The Observation Point of the Sierra. – Google Maps 
  13. The Hermitage of the Calvary. – Google Maps
  14. The miniatures collection at the Carromato de Mijas, a miniatures museum. – Google Maps

Things to do in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Centro

In Mijas Pueblo, you will find a wide range of leisure activities. Here is our suggestion for nine things to do in this Andalucian white village:

  1. Tour its old quarter’s charming cobblestoned streets dotted with white houses on foot or on a mule taxi.
  2. Get your photo taken on the back of a mule taxi.
  3. Enjoy the attractions of Mijas Water Park.
  4. Visit the second-hand flea market held each Sunday at the Mijas Racetrack.
  5. Enjoy the speed of a kart at Mijas Karting, located at the entrance of the Mijas Racetrack.
  6. Watch one of the flamenco shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Plaza de la Virgen de la Peña.
  7. Buy arts and crafts at the Wednesday street market next to the Tourist Office.
  8. Go hiking. There is a network of self-guided trails covering the southern slope of the sierra. All the trails leave from the Mijas Puebla Observation Point.
  9. Golf at one of Mijas’ courses.

Savour the best of Mijas Pueblo’s gastronomy

Mijas Pueblo Restaurantes

Mijas Pueblo has several bars and restaurants, featuring both national and international cuisine. Establishments where you can try a varied selection of succulent delicacies. If you want to try the municipality’s traditional dishes, order salmorejo (gazpacho), sopa cachorreña, sopa de maimones or gazpachuelo.

Here is a small list of restaurants in Mijas Pueblo:



El Restaurante la Alcazaba Mijas

La Alcazaba Restaurant is perfect for trying any national or international delicacy. Its privileged location means that you can also enjoy some spectacular panoramic views. All its dishes are made with olive oil. Choose from its varied menu and its different menus.

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Restaurante Mirlo Blanco Mijas - Crédito editorial: elRoce / Shutterstock.com

Restaurante Mirlo Blanco Mijas – Crédito editorial: elRoce / Shutterstock.com

If you like Basque cuisine, this is your restaurant in Mijas Pueblo. Open to the public since 1968, it is a true gastronomic point of reference in this municipality and beyond. Its clientele has included the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter and the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Pampa Tablas y Tapas Mijas

At Pampa Tablas y Tapas, you can choose from a varied selection of Iberian products, as well as seasonal salads and meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. It also has a select wine menu.

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Otros Restaurantes


Mango Café & Tea Room

Av. del Compás, 18, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 535 482
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Tomillo Limón

Avenida, Pl. Virgen de la Peña, 13, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 437 298
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Koco bistró

Avenida, Pl. Virgen de la Peña, 3, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 486 152
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restaurantes Mijas


Restaurante El Capricho

C. de los Caños, 5, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 685 839 665
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Oscars Tapas Bar

Pl. de la Constitución, 4, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 660 607 337
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Alboka Gastro

C. de la Virgen de la Peña, 6, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 486 824
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Shopping in Mijas Pueblo

Shopping in Mijas Pueblo - Crédito editorial: David MG / Shutterstock.com

Shopping in Mijas Pueblo – Crédito editorial: David MG / Shutterstock.com

Mijas Pueblo has numerous gift shops selling jewellery, pottery, ironware, wickerware or sparto grassware, as well as clothing and leather accessories. Many national and international artists also have workshops in this tourist enclave, so, if you want, you can also buy authentic works of arts.

Here is a small list of shops in Mijas Pueblo:



Angulo Ceramic Art Mijas

Ceramic mural workshop run by José, a young fine arts graduate who loves painting. You can also watch him work! You have the chance to buy any of his works that are finished and ready to wrap. You can also commission a custom made ceramic mural, which José will send to wherever you are once it is finished.

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David Marshall Mijas

The shop in Mijas Pueblo where you can buy works of art by the famous Scottish artist David Marshall. Watches, candelabras, cutlery and other items for dressing your dining room table. You will also find tiles and other items for decorating your home.

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Joyeria La Gruta Mijas

La Gruta is another jewellery shop located in Mijas Pueblo. The most interesting thing about this establishment is its location, which is an old cave. The story goes that it was used as arms and provisions storage during the times of King Omar Ben Afsum. You can buy items from well-known brands like Ladró, Majórica, Chimento, Bohemme and Cresber, among others.

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Otras tiendas

Mayan Monkey (fabrica de chocolate)

Mayan Monkey (fabrica de chocolate)

Pl. Virgen de la Peña, 15, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 600 088 542
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Av. de Méjico, 27, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 486 403
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Sabor a España

C. Málaga, 3, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 485 730
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Artesania Mijas


Joyería artesanal olé mi Pepe

Pl. Virgen de la Peña, 7, 29650 Mijas, Málaga
Tel: +34 646 802 672
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Plaza de la Constitución, edificio la alcazaba 526, 29650, Málaga
Tel: +34 690 118 565
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How to get to Mijas Pueblo

Mijas map

To get to Mijas Pueblo, you need to take the A-387 Motorway. You can access it from different points of the AP-7.

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  1. Jason Godwin says:

    One of the most popular things to do in Mijas pueblo is to visit the chocolate factory and to enjoy a chocolate making experience inside the factory itself. Check it out – its the Mayan Monkey Mijas and its open 7 days a week apart from christmas day and new years day.

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