THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN 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 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:
- Its little oval shaped bull square.
- The remains of its ancient Arabic wall.
- The gardens next to the wall.
- The Hermitage Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock, the patron saint of the village.
- The Observation Point of the Rock, located next to the hermitage.
- The flour mill, a recreation of an ancient mill.
- The Cuevas de la Antigua Fragua Centre.
- The Santa Ana neighbourhood, which is home to the Hermitage of Our Lady of Remedies.
- The Hermitage of St. Sebastian and calle de San Sebastián.
- The House Museum of the Town, a historical ethnographic museum of Mijas Puebla.
- The Contemporary Art Centre, CAC Mijas.
- The Observation Point of the Sierra.
- The Hermitage of the Calvary.
- The miniatures collection at the Carromato de Mijas, a miniatures museum.
Things to do in Mijas Pueblo
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:
- Tour its old quarter’s charming cobblestoned streets dotted with white houses on foot or on a mule taxi.
- Get your photo taken on the back of a mule taxi.
- Enjoy the attractions of Mijas Water Park.
- Visit the second-hand flea market held each Sunday at the Mijas Racetrack.
- Enjoy the speed of a kart at Mijas Karting, located at the entrance of the Mijas Racetrack.
- Watch one of the flamenco shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Plaza de la Virgen de la Peña.
- Buy arts and crafts at the Wednesday street market next to the Tourist Office.
- 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.
- Golf at one of Mijas’ courses.
Savour the best of Mijas Pueblo’s gastronomy
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:
RESTAURANTE LA ALCAZABA
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.
RESTAURANTE EL MIRLO BLANCO
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.
RESTAURANTE PAMPA TABLAS Y TAPAS
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.
Shopping in Mijas Pueblo
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
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.
SHOP DAVID MARSHALL
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.
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.
How to get to Mijas Pueblo
To get to Mijas Pueblo, you need to take the A-387 Motorway. You can access it from different points of the AP-7.
WHERE TO STAY
Fuerte Marbella has an exceptional location in the centre of town and the first line on the beach, only a few steps away from the historic centre, in an area full of shops and restaurants with terraces. Fuerte Marbella is a symbol for the city with more than 60 years of experience at your service. The hotel has 263 rooms, all soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet access and private bathroom with free amenities and hair-dryer, among other services. It is also surrounded by gardens, with superb sea views and 2 outdoor pools.