Mijas Pueblo, Andalucia’s Beautiful Whitewashed Village

Madrid street, copyright a_raja, Creative Commons

Mijas Pueblo in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, and just 30 kilometers from Malaga, is one of the prettiest villages in Spain. With just 7,500 inhabitants, it is quiet enough to offer a relaxing holiday, yet big enough for there always to be something to do.

Known for its whitewashed houses and its tiny, winding cobble streets, this picturesque mountainside village has incredible views out over the Mediterranean, and a relaxed atmosphere.

A perfect place for sitting in a lovely cafe enjoying the mild weather, a glass of wine, and a pizza or a bocadillo.

Or, if you enjo shopping, Mijas has some of the nicest shops in the area selling everything from handmade pottery to leather bags and purses, shoes, clothing, artwork and even fudge and local sweets.

If you have been thinking of visiting Mijas Pueblo, check out the video below before you do, so you can see what you might expect.

And, when you are there, make sure you take a burro taxi, or hitch a ride in a horse and carriage, if you really want to see as much of Mijas Pueblo as possible.