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The luminous and luscious village of Mijas is one of the Costa del Sol’s most delightful tourist destinations. Nestled into a quaint hollow of the surrounding mountains, Mijas exudes an antique charm that has been painstakingly preserved despite the influx of tourist. The inspirational quality of Mijas’ quaint cobbled streets will become evident after just a short stroll, explaining why many artists and writers have made it the subject of their work. Lackadaisical local enjoy a relaxed pace of life that becomes contagious to those trying to escape the demanding duress of modern life.
Mijas radiates religious heritage and abuilding which perfectly epitomises this sacred sanctity is The Virgin on the Rock, a decorative shrine that is set into the rugged rock of the headland. Legend has it that two children were led to this vertiginous vantage point by a white dove, who directed them to uncover the sacred shrine.
Undoubtedly Mijas’ most fascinating museum, the Folk Museum documents the rich and remarkable customs of this authentic and artistic villages. In permanent and temporary exhibitions, photography, paintings and costumes speak eloquently of local legends.
Another cutting edge collection is the Foto Art Mijas, a photography museum that showcases the works of prominent photographer Jesus Jaime Mota, a photography pioneer whose work captures international cultures.
Boasting a prime location in the historic heart of Mijas Pueblo is El Capricho, a refined restaurants whose al fresco terrace affords stunning sights of the surrounding mountains. Perfectly presented cuisine is inspired by international delights, all of which are created using some of the region’s finest ingredients. (Calle los Canos, 5, 29650, Mijas, Spain)