Transatlantic — Harmony of the Seas; Málaga and Mijas


Mijas, Spain

We left behind Barcelona aboard Royal Caribbean’s fantastic megashipt Harmony of the Seas (Review: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) on October 31 and arrived at the first of our two destinations three days later. But we spent scant little time in Málaga, as Ursula had us booked for a tour of the charming Spanish town of Mijas some 21 miles/34 kilometers down the road. We alighted from the bus at the Office of Tourism, where we had a restroom break before taking off on foot into the whitewashed town.

Neat world map adorning the restroom exterior

There is just so much to see and photograph in this enchanting sea of whitewashed buildings lining narrow, twisting, hilly streets that I’m going to spend the next four weeks presenting images of Mijas to you.

Mijas as seen from behind the Office of Tourism

Across from the tourism office is the Plaza Virgen de la Peña (Virgin of the Rock Plaza):

Plaza Virgen de la Peña

Outside the tourism office is one of the attractions for which Mija is quite famous. This where, if one is so inclined, you can hire a Donkey Taxi. These guys are colorfully adorned and just plain cute:

Your Taxi Awaits

Stroll south on Pl. Virgen de la Peña, hang a right westbound on Av. del Compás, and you will soon stumble across images such as these, which will give you a taste of what awaits you for the next four weeks:

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