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Mijas

Mijas

Mijas is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, in Andalusia, southern Spain. It is a typically Andalusian white-washed village located at a mountain side about 450 m above mean sea level, in the heart of the Costa del Sol region. There are some local history museums and many souvenir shops, Mijas also has seven golf courses (four more are under construction) including La Cala Resort the biggest golf resort in Spain. Like much of this coast, it continues to grow in urban development, although at a somewhat more low-key pace. In addition, there are several places to explore the countryside from horseback.

The municipality includes:

Other related information and how the village became known as Mijas

A famous hotel in the village of Mijas known as Tamisa, relates back to ancient times. The history of the name ‘Tamisa’ dates back to the year 600 A.D. when the Tartessians founded the village of Mijas. The original name for the village was ‘Tamisa’, which subsequently changed to ‘Mixa’ and finally to ‘Mijas’ as it is known today. The Tartessians became important trading partners of the Phoenicians whose presence in Iberia dates from the eighth century BC.

  • On New Year's Day 2008, 15-year-old Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick disappeared in Mijas, after walking home from a party she had attended. She had lived in Spain for three years.

External and related links to this article

  • Mijas Townhall - Official web site from the townhall of Mijas
  • Hotel Tamisa - Official web site from the famous Tamisa Hotel
  • La Cala Resort - Official web site of Spain's biggest golf resort which is located in Mijas

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