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Things to do in Mijas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Library
“Beautiful mountain white village 10 minutes by car from Benalmádena. Stunning sea and mountain views. Narrow streets with plenty of shops to browse in. ”
  • 143 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Close to the villa. Great for feeding fractious kids good, Italian or Spanish food. Grilled fish and excellent pizzas. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Shrine to the patron saint of Mijas, the Virgen de la Peña. The shrine of Our Lady the Virgin of the Rock was excavated in the rocks by a Carmelite monk in the second half of the seventeenth century. The legend says that the virgin appeared between the walls of the old castle in 1586 were it remained hidden during the 8 centuries of the Muslim domination of the Spain.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A hidden gem in the typical village of Mijas, lovely to browse the little boutique shops and enjoy tapas and a glass of wine . This village is 10 min sites drive from Finca Bella vista ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
City
“The town is located at a bird's eye view! You can walk along the wonderful streets! Climb the mountains! Ride horses or donkeys.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic Spanish food with great wine and a super friendly welcome. Our current favourite. Book well in advance”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“ Es Mijas uno de esos hermosos pueblecitos blancos impecables tan típicos del interior de Málaga. Pero curiosamente, Mijas no se ha hecho famosa por sus casas impolutas o sus callejuelas empinadas. Esta localidad es conocida en toda la costa malagueña porque el medio de transporte preferido por locales y visitantes es el burro- taxi. O el carro/tren turístico (también tirado por burros) en el caso de que el grupo sea grande. Hay tantos, son tan curiosos y atraen a tantos turistas que incluso el ayuntamiento se ha visto obligado a crear un aparcamiento especial para ellos. Nos subimos a uno de estos burro-taxis y es el conductor del peculiar vehículo quien nos cuenta que esta fiebre empezó allá por los años 60. En aquellos años las comunicaciones eran harto complicadas y los campesinos, tras largas jornadas de trabajo en el campo en la sierra, retornaban a sus casas a lomos de estos animales. Su desfile empezó a llamar la atención a los visitantes que pasaban por la zona y pronto empezaron a parar a los jinetes para hacerse fotos con ellos. Y no faltaba quien les pedía un “paseo” en burro a cambio de una propina, la cual era bastante más generosa que el salario de muchos de estos agricultores. Y así nació el negocio. Durante el paseo tranquilo a lomos del animal, uno descubre la belleza de un pueblo de calles estrechas, sinuosas, y fachadas encaladas relucientes con balcones y ventanas decoradas con coquetas macetas en las que lucen flores de vivos colores.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Considered the second most important museum of Pablo Picasso ceramics in the world - an incredible feat for this humble pueblo. The museum has a focus on Picasso, and also includes other changing exhibits of leading Spanish artists.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“A great insight into the local Spanish history. Peaceful and quiet you can take your time and discover how people used to live in the village and surrounding areas.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“the great way to see and make your own chocolate bar. this is in the hart of Mijas Pueblo, you get the chance to sample make and buy your own chocolate. well worth a visit.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“When you wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this Andalucian village, you can understand what has attracted foreigners to settle here over the years. Many artists and writers have made it their home, enjoying the benefits of an excellent all year round climate, without being part of the busier, more commercial coastal towns just 7 kilometres down the mountain side. Despite its huge popularity with tourists, Mijas Pueblo has somehow managed to retain much of its traditional Andalucian way of life, the locals displaying their unabashed passion for all things festive and an unmistakable relaxed 'mañana' outlook on anything that can be put off for another day. The craft shops have some”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are going to Mijas Pueblo, then make time for una copa de vino in this fun and charming wine bar. Live music many nights, reservations encouraged. Chema is on hand to serve his guests. Great wine selection, reasonably priced! Worth the trip up the mountain!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Mijas' bullring is small and unique as it is oval shaped. You can tour the bullring and small museum if you're not interested in attending an actual bullfight.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Mijas Pueblo tourist information centre. Call in and find out what is happening whilst you are in town. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A hidden gem in the typical village of Mijas, lovely to browse the little boutique shops and enjoy tapas and a glass of wine . This village is 10 min sites drive from Finca Bella vista ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic Spanish food with great wine and a super friendly welcome. Our current favourite. Book well in advance”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely run family restaurant near the entrance to the village. Fabulous food and friendly staff. Booking advisable as this place gets very busy at weekends. A good place to start your Ruta de Tapa.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“FOOD & LOCATION & PROXIMITY If you are visiting Mijas Pueblo this is one of our favourite places. The food is a creative version of typical Spanish dishes, prices are good. They offer a varied selection of wines and have a lovely, intimate patio. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is known in Mijas as one of the best, if not the best, for seafood. If you are looking for a variety of dishes from around the world they do offer several options from India to China. With great tapas lunch specials, as well as a great wine selection to pair with their outstanding dinners, there are opportunities throughout the day to dine here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Spanish Restaurant
“At the crossroads of Mijas - across from Ermita San Sebastián Church, and the Museo Historico-Etnologico. Outside seating primarily consists of tourists while inside is primarily locals. Be sure to order the Fritura Malagueña - mixed fried seafood platter!”
  • 1 local recommends

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