The municipal area, which stretches from the sierra of the same name to the sea, consists of low ridges and rolling hills dotted with houses. The village itself, typically Arabic in appearance, is built like a balcony across the mountainside, its whitewashed houses contrasting sharply with the green of the pine trees, creating a picture postcard scene which is one of the coast's most beautiful panoramas. Mijas is home to a number of places of particular interest, such as the Virgen de la Pea Chapel and the Bullring, as well as the area comprising Immaculate Conception Church, the Auditorium and the adjacent gardens. Mijas also boasts all of the facilities normally associated with sun and sand holidays, the coastal highlight being Calaburras beach.
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