When you sign up for our school excursion to Mijas Pueblo, you'll have the opportunity to get to know one of the Costa del Sol's typical "white villages".
Mijas is a typical white-washed Andalusian village tucked high into the foothills of the Mijas Mountains and offering fantastic views over the Mediterranean below. The layout of the town is unmistakeably Arabic in character, with its winding streets, charming ambience and picturesque nooks. While the town is a cultural and tourist attraction in itself, there are a handful of sights of interest hidden in the labyrinth of streets, such as:
- The bullring, with its unique quadrangular exterior.
- Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Peña, a 17th-century church.
- Church of La Concepción, a 16th-century church.
After spending just a few minutes in Mijas Pueblo, you'll understand its all-encompassing appeal. In fact, many expatriates from around the world have made their home in Mijas, and a community of writers and artists have settled here as well. In fact, you can peruse the town's craft shops for wonderful hand-made pottery and paintings for unique mementos of your visit.
Mijas Puebo is also a great starting point for nature-lovers interested in hiking and trekking. The area surrounding the town boasts all sorts of paths and trails that wind their way through pine groves and hillsides. Consider a hike to the hermitage of the Way of the Cross or to the ancient marble quarry.