Monday 30 September 2013


Mijas Pueblo is a town in the Province of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Located on the southeastern coast of Spain, It is a typical Andalusian white-washed village, located on a mountainside about 450 m or 1,476 ft. above sea level, in the heart of the Costa del Sol region. Mijas was founded in prehistoric times by the Tartessians. The remains of the fortification are still visible in parts of the present-day wall. Ancient Greeks and Phoenicians visited the village, attracted by the area's mineral wealth, as described in the Ptolemy’s Geography of the 2nd century. Today it is very popular with tourists and although it is blatantly commercial it has managed to maintain a special feeling of community and welcome.

I am not sure if there is some connection to Don Quixote, but we saw quite a few hints! I thought it was amazing that this suit of armour was so accessible to the public - especially because it has a real sword which is only held in place by a thin piece of wire!

This is a lovely courtyard in the museum. Entrance used to be free but now there is a charge - of 1 euro! It was money well spent and you could easily spend a couple of hours enjoying the cool rooms full of amazing artefacts. Photography is encouraged!!

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