7 Things to see and do in Mijas (Pueblo)

Planning a trip to the south of Spain? Mijas Pueblo is a small, charming, mountainside Spanish village on the Costa del Sol 428 meters above sea level.  If you are staying in the Malaga/ Marbella/ Fuengirola area’s of Spain, then I can’t recommend you take a day trip here enough. Or if you are looking for a quiet and relaxed Spanish getaway then Mijas should be on your list.

We caught the bus from Fuengirola to Mijas, it cost around €1.50 each way and the buses are very regular, even on a Sunday.

The bus takes about 20 minutes and drops you off right on the edge of the village.

7 Things to see and do in Mijas (Pueblo)

We took a walk around the village and looked in the shops before deciding on a place (with a view) to eat. One thing you won’t find a lack of in Mijas is places to eat.

So here are 7 things to see and do in Mijas (and 2 things to avoid)

The Bull Ring 

Built in 1900 this is one of the smallest bullrings in Spain. It’s also a bit of a funny shape. The building itself is quirky and it’s worth a visit. Because of its size and location, you are likely to get the place to yourself, we did.

Now just to say I don’t condone bullfighting, I think it’s cruel and would not pay to see a bullfight. That said I am respectful of its place in Spanish culture and I did think carefully before paying to look around the bullring here. There was actually a ‘no blood’ fight on that evening with flamenco dancing. As much as I would have loved to see the dancing, I couldn’t pay money to support Bullfighting. I suppose I justified the money to see the museum as supporting the heritage of the building itself. Anyway, it’s your personal choice if you see this or not.

2. Casa Museo 

It only costs €1 to go in and it gives you a feel for the history of Mijas and how it’s evolved over the years.

3. Shopping 

If you want to buy some handcrafted gifts to take home then save your money and spend it in Mijas. The village shops are full of handcrafted unique traditional ceramics, jewellery and leather goods. There is even a small chocolate factory! I picked up some lovely silver hand-made jewellery and a few ceramic dishes for gifts.

4. Flamenco 

There is a school in Mijas if you want to take a class. Or if you visit on a Wednesday at 12 pm there is a free Flamenco performance at the Plaza Virgen de la Pena.img_1539

5. Eat

As I mentioned before you won’t struggle to find a good place to eat here, the difficulty is choosing somewhere! We wanted to go somewhere close to the mountain side with a nice view and as it was lunchtime we wanted Tapas. As we were wandering around we found this quirky little place called Oscar’s. I can’t recommend it enough, the food was great and reasonably prices and the staff were lovely.

6. See The Virgin on the Rock 

On the Paseo ‘El Compas’ in Mijas village there is a shrine to the Virgen de la Peña, the Patron Saint of Mijas.

7. Fortress walls

Take a stroll along the fortress walls and through the gardens. The views are spectacular and as it’s mostly shaded by the trees it’s a great way to stay out of the midday sun.

Things not to do in Mijas

Donkeys – There have been a few reports of abuse so best stay away from this tourist attraction.

Burros taxis, Mijas, Mlaga

See a Bullfight

Yes I know call me a hypocrite (see above), although I did go to the museum I wouldn’t see a fight for so many reasons. If you want to know more about what actually happens at a Bullfight take a read of this article by Young Adventurers it gives an on the fence view of it. Or if you want some reasons why you shouldn’t go, from an anti-bullfighting stance read this.

I also really recommend taking a look at Viator, they have lots of tours all around the world and always have great discounts. They also have a handy app so you can check out tours on the go.

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Planning a trip to the south of Spain? Mijas Pueblo is a small, charming, mountainside Spanish village on the Costa del Sol 428 meters above sea level. If you are staying in the Malaga/ Marbella/ Fuengirola area’s of Spain then I really can’t recommend you take a day trip up the mountain enough. Or if you are looking for a quiet and relaxed Spanish getaway then Mijas should be on your list.

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6 Replies to “7 Things to see and do in Mijas (Pueblo)”

  1. Great recommendations. I would love to go up the wall and take some pics of the view and also try the Flamenco dancing. Thanks for the suggestions and tips.

  2. This looks like a really beautiful quaint town in the Costa Del Sol! I’ve actually never heard of it but after reading this it makes me want to visit! Love the picture of the donkeys too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I would love to walk around this pretty little town. I like to buy local handicrafts so Mijas sounds perfect!

  4. Will not support bullfighting either. That is a nice itinerary to follow in a lovely peaceful place.

  5. That looks fantastic! Spain is my favourite country and hopefully one day I can move there. The place where you’ve been looks great I definetly need to check it out!

  6. I love the classic feel of eating on the side of the street, enjoying a nice view, and with those pots hung all over. Sweet!

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