The south of Spain is home to a large number of places of great beauty, perfect for organising a short getaway and visiting some of its most interesting and attractive places. One of them is undoubtedly Mijas Pueblo in the province of Malaga, one of the favourite destinations in Andalusia for thousands of tourists every year.
How to get to Mijas Pueblo from Malaga
This destination, which is part of the white villages of Malaga, is one of the most recommended places to visit, either with family, as a couple or with friends, as its location and proximity makes it ideal to approach from the city of Malaga. The rental vehicles allow you to move around comfortably and thus visit its must-see places for their beauty and history without time limits or restrictions.
Only half an hour by car, and around thirty five kilometres away, the best option is to take the AP-7, so the most interesting option is to use a car hire in Malaga, which allows you to move around freely, quickly and make the most of the day in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
Enjoy and explore the must-see places in Mijas Pueblo
This typical Malaga village located in the Sierra de Mijas is one of the most touristy in Andalusia, with an overwhelming offer of places to visit, places and unmissable corners that will surely excite the most demanding tourists, who increasingly seek getaways to destinations where they can go comfortably in a day by car, take advantage of the weather and enjoy a corner where good weather is practically guaranteed all year round.
Probably one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mijas Pueblo is the donkey taxi, a tradition that has its roots around the sixties, where locals returning home from work on donkeys were asked by tourists to take a photo, and over time evolved into what it is today; a service that offers a short donkey ride through the corners of Mijas Pueblo. The mild climate and weather in Mijas allows you to enjoy the town any month, visiting its most popular places such as the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, located in a unique place, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the village and the Mediterranean Sea.
Another essential and emblematic stop for its uniqueness is the Plaza de Toros de Mijas, with a curious oval shape, which due to its small size is only used for small bullfights. The Wine Museum is another recommended destination in Mijas, especially for lovers of Spain’s most exquisite wines, as this corner with only twenty years of history houses more than two hundred and fifty Spanish wines of different denominations.
You should not leave Mijas without visiting one of the most curious museums in the world. This is, of course, the Museum of Miniatures, known as El Carromato de Mijas, which offers visitors around four hundred surprising pieces, such as a naval battle captured on the head of a pin, a ballet dancer on a toothpick or dressed and stuffed fleas. A wide-ranging collection that is sure to surprise visitors with its uniqueness. Also not to be missed in Mijas is a visit to the Mirador del Compás viewpoint, the imposing fortress next to the gardens and the walled enclosure, as well as the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Chapel, the Church of La Concepción or the fountain of the seven spouts, which, together with its streets and squares lined with buildings of a characteristic white colour, are well worth a visit.