Car hire for 3 days in Torremolinos to visit the top 5 attractions in Mijas
Until a few years ago, the Costa del Sol was home to small fishing villages that no one knew about. Now, however, it is Spain's most popular coastline.
Today we will take a trip to Mijas, now one of the most attractive and famous tourist destinations. It has all the attributes of a traditional Spanish village: a cathedral, a main square, narrow streets and, of course, although small, a very real Arab fortress.
- Distance: 17.1 km from Torremolinos to Mijas
- Travel time by car: 13 mins on AP-7
Mijas is located in the mountains at an altitude of 428 m above sea level. The city's skywalks offer stunning views of the coastline. The main attraction in Mijas are the unusual excursions.
Rent a car for 3 days in Torremolinos & despite the small area, there are many sights to see
The most famous is the Monastery of Our Lady of Pena carved into the rock. Also, worth seeing is the bullring, which has a non-standard, oval shape, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the museum of miniatures and much more.
So, here we go...
#1 Ride donkeys and mules through the narrow streets of Mijas
The donkey has become the emblem of Mijas for a reason, for there is a "donkey taxi" in the city. If you want to explore the narrow streets, here's a quaint little taxi called the Burro Taxi that hails donkeys and mules.
Donkeys are dressed up in colourful costumes which appeal to children and adults alike. The service dates back to the 1960s and continues to amaze and amuse tourists.
#2 The Old Grotto Church
The main attraction of the town is the ancient church grotto. Inside is a statue of the patroness of the village. The legend has it that it is an image of the Madonna. It was found in 1586 by the children of a local bricklayer in this inconspicuous grotto.
#3 Carromato de Mijas Miniatures Museum
Here is a fascinating museum of miniatures, the Carromato de Mijas, created in 1972 by an extraordinary person, the hypnotist Juan Elejido Millán.
El Carromato de Mijas, formerly called El Carromato de Max, is one of the most curious art museums in the world. The hypnotist became famous under the pseudonym "Professor Max". The museum features miniature works from over 50 countries. It is said to be very interesting.
#4 A lookout point with a panoramic view of the city and the coast of Andalusia
The Mijas observation deck is situated at 428 meters above sea level. It is a beautiful altitude for observation! From the observation deck you have a stunning view of the Andalusian coast.
#5 Experience the rainbow-like atmosphere of the city streets
In addition to the sights and historical monuments, the atmosphere of the city's streets is worth a look. Houses are decorated with flowers and beautiful inscriptions. There are also plenty of handmade souvenirs that you can take home as souvenirs.
Soak up the color and spirit of true Andalusia, get a bird's eye view of the coastline, and get a glimpse of the unhurried life of the inhabitants of Mijas.
Cheap rent a car for 3 days in Torremolinos via Rentline Car to visit the 5 best sights in Mijas
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📌 Equal fuel policy.
📌 Third party insurance with car passenger insurance.
📌 Free roadside assistance.
📌 Free cancellation and change of reservations.
📌 Free delivery to the Malaga Airport
📌 Unlimited mileage.