Founded in prehistoric times by the Tartessians, Mijas has a rich ancestral path thanks to its proximity to the coast. The town has been inhabited by the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors, all of whom have contributed to Mijas’ architecture.
Nowadays the picturesque white town has become a tourist hotspot whilst still maintaining its Andalusian charm. Mijas is also the birthplace of the donkey-taxi, where you can take a ride on this beautiful animal to discover the streets.
Some of the more famous landmarks are the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, the Plaza de Toros, the Castillo de las Murallas and of course the Mirador del Compás, the perfect place to marvel at the breathtaking views.