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Mijas Village Relives the Napoleonic Invasion

Recreation of the napoleonic invasion of Mijas PuebloThis weekend – 10th & 11th October – the village of Mijas will be recreating the Napoleonic invasion of 1808, a historic event when the villagers had to defend their homes from Napoleon troops.

Mijas Town Hall has been organising this event since 2009 together with the Torrijos 1831 Cultural & Historic Association; its uniqueness has certainly increased its popularity since then!

To add a little more flavour to the events, this year, the local artisans and business associations have decided to contribute to the activities by putting on an Artisans Market offering all sorts 19th century themed goodies including: soaps, crystal and glass products, leather goods and Mexican jewellery which, in those times, were shipped to Spain from the New World. Read More…

Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Read More…

‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Part 2): Live Music in Mijas Pueblo

Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasLast month we wrote about the fabulous new series of concerts taking place in Mijas village and featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

After the success of the first two concerts, a night of swing and jazz with the Andy Peacock Big Band and the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert, the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ series of concerts is back at the start of August with three amazing nights of live music. Here’s the programme and some info about each of the concerts: Read More…

The Luna Mora Festival Returns to Mijas Pueblo

Festival de la Luna Mora de MijasAfter the success of the previous edition, the white village of Mijas will celebrate its second Luna Mora Festival. Last year, this unique event managed to attract more than 20,000 visitors and organisers are hoping to more than double that figure attracting over 45,000 people to this years festivities.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the fact that it will be celebrated over two consecutive weekends; from the 17th to 19th July and from the 31st July to 2nd August. The other notable addition this year is that all the activities and attractions will extend into the centre of town multiplying the festivals surface area by five.  Read More…

Live Music in Mijas Pueblo with the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Concerts

Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasThis Summer, the picturesque white village of Mijas will play host to a series of concerts featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

Under the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ banner, this series of concerts kicks of next Thursday 25th June with a fantastic Swing Night followed by Spain’s top ‘Bruce Springsteen’ tribute band in Friday 26th June.

Here’s a little more information about these two great concerts: Read More…

Mijas Tapas Festival: Enjoy a Tapa and a Drink for Just 2€! 

Mijas Tapas FestivalAs from the 27th February – and until the 29th March – the white village of Mijas will celebrate it’s Tapas Festival (Festival de la Tapa de Mijas).

Every weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) participating bars and restaurants will offer their best tapas to all visitors. You’ll have the chance to sample traditional and typical tapas dishes as well as more exotic and innovative recipes. Read More…

Mijas Celebrates its ‘Tourist Day’ with Flamenco & Free Wine!

Mijas Tourist Day

Poster for Mijas’ Tourist Day

The Summer Season is almost at an end and the small village of Mijas wants to celebrate in style by organising a large party in honour of the thousands of tourist who have visited them throughout the year; it’s their particular way of saying thank you!

Mijas’ Tourist Day – a celebration which has been going for more than 10 years – will take place next Wednesday 17th September from midday in the town’s ‘Virgen de la Peña’ square. The town hall has prepared lots of fun activities to thank their visitors for their loyalty, including two fantastic flamenco shows by Flamenco Group ‘Jaleo’ and the ‘Zambra’ Spanish Ballet.

All that singing, dancing and music wouldn’t be the same without some tasty thrist quenching  wine. And that’s just what the organisers have arranged… lots of free wine will be served to visitors throughout the afternoon!

Are you going to join in the fun at the Mijas Tourist Day?

Mijas Hosts it´s First Luna Mora Festival: From 18th to 20th July

Luna Mora MijasFrom the 18th to 20th July, the streets of the historic centre of Mijas will host the Luna Mora Festival, a unique event which will light up the picturesque town with 5000 candles! 

This is the first time this famous festival – which has been held for the last 18 years in different towns throughout the province of Málaga – is being held in Mijas. Coinciding with the 28th edition of the ‘Villa de Mijas’ theatre festival, visitors to the town will be be treated to a spectacular cultural experience.

The organisers have put together a superb programme of events and activities including: Street performers, Moorish market, dance workshops, musical performances, theatre and lots more!  Read More…

The 8th Mijas International Blues Festival: From 4th to 6th of July

Mijas International Blues Festival 2014 Next month – from the 4th to the 6th of July – the stunning white village of Mijas will host the 8th edition of its popular International Blues Festival. An impressive line up of free concerts awaits blues fans with veteran artists such as Jimmy Thomas, Bob Margolin, John Primer, West Weston, Jerimiah Marques and Bob Stroger taking part in the weekend’s festivities.  Read More…

Warm & Tasty Stews for Just €2 at the Ruta del Cuchareo in La Cala & Mijas Town

Ruta del Cuchareo in MijasThis week saw the start of a new gastronomic event in MijasTown and La Cala de Mijas: La Ruta del Cuchareo (literally translated as ‘The Spoon Route”).

During the cooler months of winter (January, February and March) locals and visitors will be able to sample a wide selection of tasty local homemade dishes and stews. Many of the bars and restaurants in Mijas and La Cala will be offering a fantastic combination of warm tapa (stew, casserole or rice served in a clay dish) and a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) for just €2 :-) Read More…

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