Mijas Pueblo is a charming little village that is full of little white washed houses framed by colourful flowing flowers, set in the heart of the mountains. Visually it is enchanting and the cobbled streets offer a glimpse of what appears to be a little slice of paradise. It is the sort of place that you anticipate what is round each corner, confident that you will find will be as authentic and interesting as the previous delight. Its location offers stunning views towards neighbouring towns of Fuengirola and Benalmadena and on a clear day, the North of Africa.
It is easy to see why it was declared a Historic-Artistic village in 1969 and the locals strive to retain this title, preserving its traditional and poetic way of life. There is a lot of history within this village as it is home to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock as well as the Calvary Chapel and the Caves of the Old Forge. In addition to this there are also a few more quirky, modern places to visit such as the Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory and Ma’s miniature museum.
It is well known for its Burro Taxis (donkey taxis) and is home to one of the smallest bullrings in Spain, unique for its oval shape although there hasn’t been any bullfighting here for many years.
Living in Mijas Pueblo will provide you with a very authentic Spanish lifestyle as well as giving you a very multi-cultural experience 7.500 people live in this little gem and there is a good mix of different nationalities. So much so that there is a dedicated foreigners section in the Town Hall. The village has all local amenities making it very appealing for families.
Properties in Mijas Pueblo are highly demanded, and a 2 bedrooms house to renovate can be found for around 120.000 € and a nice 2 bedrooms apartment with views, can range from 140.000 € up to 350.000 €, although more expensive ones can be found as well.