One Sunday, late in the summer, we took a trip up to Mijas Pueblo for a few photographs of this beautiful, Andalucian village.
Mijas really is a jewel, not to be missed on your holiday.
Narrow, winding streets of white houses and colourful flower pots, the aptly named “Villa Blanca”, or White Town, despite its popularity, has kept its true charm.
Nestled on the mountainside, the views from Mijas Pueblo of Andalucia on one side and the Mediterranean on the other are outstanding, particularly from “los miradores”, the viewing points.
The small shops lining the village streets are crammed with local wares, including leather work, ceramics and local art. You’ll also be spoiled for choice with the many cafes and restaurants, including “La Bodega” Wine Museum, a charming blend of cafe/restaurant and wine museum.
In our tireless efforts to keep you informed about Mijas, we spent the afternoon sampling some local wines and a selection of meats, cheeses and salads in La Bodega. We certainly recommend it.
Other than on foot, the best way to see the village is by horse-drawn carriage. €12 (as of Summer 2011) buys a gentle trip around the sloping streets – a great way to while away the afternoon in the Andalcian sunshine.
Other attractions in the village include the Shrine of the Calvario, dating from 1710, the 100 year-old bull ring and bull fighting museum and the many stunning gardens, with plants, trees and flowers from all over the world, designed to keep the village in bloom, all year round.
We can’t recommend Mijas enough, it really is a true taste of old Andalucia.
Getting there is easy, too.
From the resort, head down the motorway for about ten minutes, towards Fuengirola, then turn north up in to the hills.
The road to Mijas takes about 20 minutes, winding up the hillside.
Ask at reception about getting to Mijas, you won’t be disappointed.