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Mijas Monuments and Museums

Mijas is popular not only because of the immediately apparent beauty of the town. It's also well-known for the cultural statues and buildings that are requirements to spice up your vacation if you enjoy the life of the mind. Monuments and museums abound here, and they do for more than fun.

The town hall of Mijas was constructed by Antonio Herrezuelo, an architect who made it clear that a government building doesn't have to look too officious and stuffy. The hall's beautiful marble patio with glorious fountains are the proofs.

The Shrine of the Virgen of the Rock was erected to pay tribute to the statue of the patroness saint of Mijas, Virgen de la Pena. The statue was found by a local who was, as legend has it, led to discover the place because of a dove.

Carromato de Max holds the collection of the famous hypnotist Juan Elegido Miranda, also known as Professor Max. His museum features pieces from over 50 different countres %u2013 and inside a caravan, amazingly.

The flood of November 2, 1884 left not only unforgettable memories for the locals but also marble rock foundations for the existing fountain benches of the Constitution Square. The marble rocks were crafted into statuesque wonder by the marble cutter Galiano.

The Bullring of Mijas came into being in 1900 by the relentless petitions of the locals. It was inaugurated on September 8 of the same year, the patron saint day of the town.

The present-day Immaculate Conception Church in Mijas was known as the Parish Church back in earlier times. It features bell towers and frescoes of the apostles that date as far back as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Built on the exact site of the ancient Moorish castle, the stone building has three Mozarabic naves that are being held up by marble pillars.

The Folk Museum houses ethnographic forms of the colorful history of Mijas. The trades and cultural traditions of the town are presented by the museum. Two olive oil mills, a wine bodega, bakery, conventional houses and art exhibits are just some of the museum's wonders.

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