The ‘Sierra de Mijas’ mountain range, about 10 kilometers from the sea, rises majestically behind the coast. Mijas Pueblo, commonly known as ‘the white city,’ is located 430 meters above sea level, nestled between gorgeous mountains and a truly spectacular view of the Mediterranean. A real Andalusian jewel of a town.
With traditional whitewashed Andalusian houses in quaint, meandering lanes – with terraces, gardens, and cozy taverns, restaurants, and cafes – the city’s old town oozes authentic Spanish charm. A medieval community where you can easily get the impression that time has stopped still – and where peace and quiet are still valued.
Gorgeous gardens surround the city’s historic citadel, the beautiful cathedral ‘San Sebastian,’ and the old, oval bullring that surrounds the park and affords possibly the most beautiful views of the entire harbor and Mediterranean. If you’re more interested in Spanish wine, the ‘Museo del Vino’, a local wine museum, is a great place to sample and learn about both local and national Spanish wines.
The coast is only a 20-minute drive from Mijas Pueblo, which is also served by local buses. The train station at Fuengirola is easily accessible, with strong links to both the airport and the city core of Málaga, with the coastal train departing every 20 minutes.