Mijas, a gem on the Costa del Sol in Spain, is renowned for its rich cultural and artistic heritage. The museums of Mijas bear witness to this. The Mijas Ethnographic Museum is a journey into the past, showcasing the life and customs of the ancient inhabitants of Mijas. The Mijas Contemporary Art Center is a haven for modern art enthusiasts. With an impressive collection of works by national and international artists, this center is a hub of creativity and artistic expression.

The Carromato de Mijas, also known as the Museum of Miniatures, is a magical place housing a collection of over 360 miniature pieces from around the world. Finally, the Interpretation Center of the Watchtowers offers a fascinating insight into the history of the watchtowers along the Andalusian coast. This center provides a detailed view of the strategic importance of these towers in defending the region.

These museums, each with its own charm and character, make Mijas an unmissable cultural destination on the Costa del Sol. Come and discover the rich history and culture of Mijas!

Ethnographic Museum of Mijas – House Museum

  • Zone: Mijas Pueblo
  • Price: 1€.
  • Address: Plaza de la Libertad, 1.
  • Schedule: Every Day 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00
La Casa Museo de Mijas

The Ethnographic Museum of Mijas, also known as the House Museum, is a place located in the charming Mijas Pueblo that recreates the Mijas of the past. Situated in the old Town Hall, this museum was inaugurated in 1995 and is open every day. The museum hosts a variety of exhibitions reflecting the rich history and culture of Mijas. Here, you can find farming and fishing tools, olive oil mills, a wine cellar, and a typical Mijas kitchen. It also displays traveling art collections and local craftsmanship.

Moreover, the museum features a replica of the bedroom where Manuel Cortés Quero, “El Topo de Mijas,” hid for 30 years. Upon entering the House Museum, you will embark on a journey through the ethnographic and historical past of this town.

The museum has also worked on enriching its contents, creating new rooms dedicated to traditional bakery (Horno de la Villa), olive oil production (Olive Oil Mills), and wine-making (Wine Cellar).

In conclusion, the Ethnographic Museum of Mijas offers a fascinating glimpse into Mijas past, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the history and culture of this beautiful region.

Contemporary Art Center of Mijas – CAC Mijas

  • Zone: Mijas Pueblo
  • Price: 3€.
  • Address: Calle Málaga, 28.
  • Schedule: Monday to Saturday 10:30 – 14:00 / Sunday Closed.
At CAC Mijas, you will find more than 400 works by top-notch artists.

The Contemporary Art Center of Mijas (CAC Mijas) is a culturally significant space located in Mijas Pueblo. CAC Mijas houses over 400 works by leading artists such as Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Georges Braque, and Tsuguharu Foujita, among others.

The majority of this collection consists of works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso created using various techniques: lithographs, linocuts, engravings, sculptures, ceramics, etc. Notably, the magnificent ceramic collection is considered the second-largest in the world, following the one at the Picasso Museum in Paris.

Another significant portion of the collection features works by Salvador Dalí, also in various techniques and from different periods of his creative life. Besides including works by contemporaries of Pablo Picasso, the rest of the collection showcases an important series of pieces, in various techniques, by painters from the 19th century, professors, or artists who influenced the life of the brilliant Malagan painter.

The Contemporary Art Center of Mijas offers two types of exhibitions:

  • The permanent exhibition, primarily grouping around 70 works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
  • Temporary exhibitions, where, for a specific period, works by other authors, whether contemporaries of the aforementioned or masters who influenced the creative process of Picasso or Dalí, will be showcased.

The Carromato de Mijas – Miniature Museum

  • Zone: Mijas Pueblo
  • Price: Adults 3€ / Seniors 2€ / Children 1,50€.
  • Address: Avenida del Compás, 22.
  • Schedule: Every Day 10:00 – 18:00.
The Carromato de Mijas is a unique museum of miniatures.

The Carromato de Mijas, located in Mijas Pueblo, also known as the Miniature Museum and formerly called Professor Max’s Carromato, is a fascinating place housing a unique collection of miniatures from over 50 countries. Inaugurated in May 1972 by Professor Max, a professional hypnotist, this museum has been a tourist attraction in Mijas for over 40 years.

The museum exhibits over 400 miniatures in 41 showcases, including curious works such as “The Seven Wonders of the World” on a toothpick, a “Bullfight” on a lentil, “Lincoln” on the head of a pin, and a shrunken “White Man’s Head” by the Jíbaros. It is a must-visit for any tourist in Mijas, offering a unique and fascinating experience rarely seen elsewhere.

Interpretation Center of the Watchtowers of Mijas

  • Zone: Mijas Costa
  • Address: Calle del Torreón, La Cala de Mijas.
  • Schedule: Saturday to Monday 10:00 – 14:00 / Tuesday to Friday Closed.
The famous “Torreón de La Cala”

The Interpretation Center of the Watchtowers is located in the town of La Cala de Mijas, part of the Mijas Costa area. This center serves as the headquarters for the La Cala Tourist Office and the Interpretation Center of the watchtowers along the Mijas coastline. The center aims to bring the Torreón de la Cala to life and features three exhibition spaces:

  • Tower Room: This space provides a general overview of the origin of coastal surveillance, focusing on the case of the Mijas coastline.
  • Torrijos Room: This room pays tribute to freedom and the defense of the constitutional order, using the pretext of General Torrijos’ landing on Charcón Beach.
  • Traditional Fishing Room: In this space, the focus is on the traditional fishing history of La Cala de Mijas, showcasing replicas of different fishing boats such as the “sardinal,” “traiña,” or “jábega,” among others.
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