Mijas Village

Mijas Village (Pueblo) is a half-day excursion that is worth doing if you are in Marbella.

This mountain village is a great attraction for both national and international tourists thanks to the typical beauty of the Andalusian white villages.

Mijas is one of those cities that awaken us the happiest of our smiles. For the white, for the labyrinthine streets, for the flowers, for the height and for its panoramic points. And of course, for the famous friends of Sancho Panza, that these are donkeys! To compete with him the electric tuk-tuk, both at your disposal to take you for a tour of the country.

Only 30 km from Marbella you will visit this beautiful town with white architecture, the cradle of donkeys-taxis. Yes, yes, you read that right, since the middle of the last century the real protagonist of this small city has been the donkey. One of the major tourist attractions is to get on the back of this beautiful animal to travel its streets.

what to see

The maze of narrow, cobbled streets lined with white houses that intersperse at every step with the color of the vases and the hundreds of flowers that decorate the balconies, is an image that will remain etched in our eyes for a long time.

Located in what was once the center of Mijas, there is the beautiful Church of the Immaculate Conception. It was built in the 16th century on the remains of an ancient Arab mosque from which its Mudejar tower was used as a bell tower. The church has three naves separated by semicircular arches supported by Tuscan columns and two side chapels under which there are crypts with tombs. Inside it preserves eight wonderful frescoes of the Apostles of the Baroque era.

Some of the most emblematic places in the city are, the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña and the Mirador del Compás from where you can enjoy views that take away the hiccups.

We can also get closer to the Castle by walking through its gardens and visiting the walls of the ancient 15th century castle declared of cultural interest in 1985.


Another of the interesting visits recommended in the municipality of Mijas Pueblo is the Ethnographic Museum, also known as the Home Museum, which houses examples of the traditions and old crafts of Mijas, as well as the recreations of a traditional house, a cellar and two mills of olive oil.


Mijas also has a small and beautiful Plaza de Toros, it is set on the rock and was built in 1900 at the request of the neighbors. Its access door keeps the landscape printed like a typical white house.

The square has the particularity of having been built in an oval shape which makes it almost unique in all of Spain.


It all started in the 1950s, when workers returned home with donkeys. They were surprised that tourists wanted to take pictures with them and even climb to give them substantial tips.

What started as a game has become a business and today there are more than 60 donkeys in town who charge € 15 a ride.