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The setting of Mijas is spectacular. Just a few years ago it was a farming village. It's old town has become a showcase, one of the most popular visiting spots with tourists along this part of the Costa del Sol. Mijas knows how to be picturesque - and also how to conserve and increase that charm. In 1960, two brothers who used their burros [donkeys] to transport building materials around the village, noticed that tourists were showing great interest in them. Some asked for rides and the 'donkey taxi' was born. When, in 1900, a bullring was built at the request of the villagers, it was original in that it's shape was oval rather than the usual round.
The views from the old ramparts are among the best in Andalucia and Calle St Sebastian [St Sebastian Street is one of the most picturesque and most photographed on the coast.
Also located in Mijas is Byblos Andaluz, hotel-spa notable for its architecture and decor and a welcome resting place where one can enjoy the bounties of therapeutic sea bathing and some excellent sporting facilities, including an 18 hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.