Wednesday, 9 October 2013


A day out today visiting the popular tourist destination of Mijas, a white village in the hills above Fuengirola on the Mediterranean coast. After a drive of just over ninety minutes (our route here) we parked in the well signposted multi storey car park for the princely sum of 1€ all day.....parking on the street was virtually impossible.
First stop, a coffee break at one of the huge number of cafe's.
"Donkey taxis" were a popular form of transportation.

The central part of the village was packed with tourists (like us) and the gardens and fountains were beautifully maintained.

A hazy scene from the "El Compás" viewpoint looking towards Fuengirola and the Mediterranean beyond.
The Municipal Auditorium.

We were happy to leave the throng of people behind and head into the beautiful old part of the village and its narrow streets. 

We arrived at the "Plaza de los Siete Caños" (the square of seven spouts) and the 18th century shrine of "Los Remedios".

The beautiful Boxer puppy with a pink bandana below definitely had the hot's for Calcetines that was reciprocated with a little teasing on her part.

Onwards and upwards.

The main shopping street.

Back to the "tourist" area and below another popular form of transportation around the pueblo.

Yes, Mijas was a lovely village, even more beautiful if explored beyond the "tourist" spots. Numerous bars and restaurants and plenty of shops to tempt you to spend your hard earned euros. Well worth a visit though if only for its commanding views down to the coast. 

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