Mijas is a typical Andalusian white mountain village on the Costa del Sol, famous for its donkeys. If you are staying on the Costa del Sol and feel you need to get away from the beach, you can make an excursion to the small village of Mijas.
Mijas is a typical village with whitewashed architecture and an Andalusian essence
The tourist visit to Mijas village is the old town, but it also has a coastline such as the areas of Las Lagunas and La Cala. The main protagonists of the old village of Mijas are undoubtedly the donkeys. About 60 donkeys are working as donkey taxis to take the tourists for a ride. The donkey taxis in Mijas have been active for more than 55 years. A donkey ride is 15€.
Mijas is a colourful village that invites stroll through its streets. Take a walk and look for viewpoints and balconies full of plants and flowers. Bring comfortable shoes; the streets are cobbled, some of them also are quite steep with stairs.
The typical souvenir shops are all over the streets. There are many leather shops and handicraft shops
The Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña is one of the landmarks of Mijas, a small hermitage carved into the rock in 1656-1682. The cave houses the patron saint of the village. The bullring is another highlight to visit in Mijas. And a little further up, there are the remains of a fortress, today an area with gardens, walks and the Church of the Immaculate Conception and beautiful views.
El Carromato de Max – A curious museum where you need a magnifying glass!
Have you ever visited a museum where you need a magnifying glass to see the artwork? El Carromato de Max is a museum of stunning miniatures such as paintings or writings on grains of rice, pins and diverse mini-figures. The ticket price is 3 euros. You will enjoy it!