Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental
C/ Bonanza s/n (Urb. Playas del Arenal)
29604, Marbella (Málaga)

Phone:
952 83 93 16
Fax:
952 83 93 20
Email:
info@mancomunidad.org
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Mijas

Mijas

Stretching from the mountains to the sea, it affords a beautiful hilly landscape

Mijas lies in the heart of the Western Costa del Sol, stretching out from Sierra de Mijas to the sea in a stunning landscape of undulating hills. The old road connecting Mijas with Benalmádena is a genuine scenic route, in the shade of pines and chalets featuring delicate landscaped gardens.

Mijas

Mijas

Mijas

The origins of Mijas date back to very early times, as attested by the archaeological evidence found in the hill where the parish church is and other sites on the outskirts. Tamisa, as it was known under the Romans, must have been an affluent city, close to the road connecting Málaga with Cádiz.

Mijas was an early Arab conquest (714 AD), falling to Adb al-Aziz, son of Ibn Musa, through a pact with the dwellers of Visigoth descent. During the riot led by Christian Umar ibn Hafsun (late ninth and early tenth centuries), Mijas belonged to the Emirate of Córdoba and then to the rebels.

Reconquered by the Christian troops after the siege of Málaga (1487 AD), Mijas was granted its charter by King Charles I, as a reward for its loyalty during the Revolt of the Comuneros. There are lots of interesting sights in Mijas: the irregular-shaped bullfight, two Mudejar churches and the peculiar shrine dedicated to the town’s patroness, Our Lady of the Rocks.

Cityhall

  • Avda. Virgen de la Peña, 29650. Mijas. Málaga.
  • Phone: 952 48 59 00
  • Fax: 952 58 90 03
  • Email: info@mijas.es
  • Major: Excmo. Sr. D. Juan Carlos Maldonado Estévez

Geographic information

  • Area: 142.4 Km²
  • Height : 428 m

Climate

  • Average temperature: 17.0 °C
  • Sunshine hours: 2800 hours / year
  • Precipitation: 660 l/m²

Gastronomy

  • Sopas: de maimones, cachorreñas, de ajos y gazpachuelo; salmorejo, buñuelos, magdalenas, leche frita, sopa de tomate y limón y bizcocho de huevo.

Touristic Infromation

  • Avda. Virgen de la Peña, 29650. Mijas. Málaga.
  • Phone: 952 58 90 34
  • Web: http://www.mijas.es

Holidays

  • Fiestas de San Antón y romería: 17 de enero
  • Fiesta de la Virgen de la Peña: primera quincena de septiembre

Interesting places

  • Carromato de Max (museo de miniaturas)
  • Casa museo etnográfico
  • Casco urbano
  • Ermita del Calvario
  • Iglesia parroquial
  • Iglesia San Sebastián
  • Iglesia Santa Ana
  • Iglesias mudéjares
  • Mirador y jardines de la Muralla
  • Plaza de toros y museo taurino
  • Santuario de la Virgen de la Peña

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