Mijas Castle – The Wall
Facts about the Mijas Castle and The Wall.
Known as “La Muralla” The Wall, the environment where stood the ancient villa of Mijas until the mid seventeenth century, whe the population began to leave and gradually began to settle on the slopes of the mountain, forming the current center of Mijas town.
This space corresponds to the settlement of the mijeña population since at least medieval times, and was bounded by a wall which still some paintings and preserved medieval fortress, leaving as the only building of that time the Church of the Inmaculate Concepcion whose steeple was once a defensive tower.
In today´s environment La Muralla is a landscaped area with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and where the Municipal Auditorium is also located.
The remains of Mijas Castle are located on the northern slope of a small hill located south of the city center. A small part of the wall and tower remains. It is made with masonry, irregular rig stuck with lime mortar. All internal parts of the castle have disappeared.
It seems that Mijas was founded in Roman times and during the Arab domination exercised importantce as a fortified town for its strategic location.