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Already one of the most visited white towns, or pueblos blancos, on the Costa del Sol, MIjas-Pueblo continues to thrive.

Five million euros has recently been spent on major improvement works to the historic centre of Mijas-Pueblo during the past two years.

Areas including La Villa Hill and Campos, Barrio Santana, Avenida de Mejico, Calle Malaga, Calle Coin, Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de la Constitucion and Avenida Virgen de la Peña have all had major works completed that benefit residents and tourists alike.

The major reform of Mijas-Pueblo’s streets and historical attractions has attracted more visitors than ever to this picturesque town, perched just 7.5km inland from Fuengirola.

Mijas-Pueblo combines natural beauty and history with stunning coastal views and cobbled streets. Its privileged geographic situation, between the sea and mountains, is the reason for its multiple charms.

The old part of the village with its whitewashed streets has an Arabic design. Some of the most emblematic sights are the rectangular bullring (open to look around), the Parish Church and the Virgin de la Peña, which dates back to the 17th century.

Two interesting museums can also be found: The Carromato de Mijas (miniature museum) and the Casa Museo de la Villa (historical-ethnographic museum).

The International Festival, the Latin Night and the Mijas Theatre Festival, are some of the most important summer events in the village.

With many local and international restaurants, you will not go hungry in Mijas-Pueblo. Whether you are looking for traditional Spanish tapas, fresh fish, Indian, Italian or English cuisine you will find a choice of great eateries throughout the streets and either side of the road leading up to the village.

The Muralla Gardens have been designed to have flowers all year round and the viewpoint, close to the remains of the ancient fortress, is one of the prettiest and most impressive gardens in the region.

Local shops offer a wide choice of hand-made ceramics, leather goods, paintings and jewellery and a colourful fresh flower market is held in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña every Saturday. Horse drawn carriages and donkey taxis can be hired from the entrance of the village.

If you are looking for something different to do in Mijas, book a chocolate making tour with Mayan Monkey Mijas or take a free tour of the factory and buy some goodies to take home at Plaza Virgen de la Peña.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Mijas during Easter, watch the stunning processions which take place through the streets of the village from the week leading up to Easter.

Bands play, houses are decorated with flags, palms and flowers. The processions which take place during Holy Week depict the store of the Passion of Christ.

Ornate floats, or pasos, are carried through the streets of the village by brotherhoods with elaborate costumes being worn during the processions.

Whether you are religious or not, the spectacular and emotional processions are well worth seeing.

Properties for sale in Mijas-Pueblo

Properties for sale in Mijas-Pueblo include townhouses, apartments, penthouses and villas. Resales and new developments in Mijas-Pueblo sell quickly and are highly sought after by ex-pats who want holiday homes or permanent residences.

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