New museum in Mijas

03Déc

Last week we told you about the lovely statues that the town of Mijas has dedicated to its most symbolic animal. Today we continue talking about art and about Mijas as last Saturday the 30th of November the Contemporary Art Centre of this beautiful town on Costa del Sol opened its doors for the first time.CAC Mijas - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

This Contemporary Art Centre has had a great start as its opening exhibition includes 60 pieces of the great Picasso.

This first exhibition is called “Picasso, friends and contemporaries”, so apart from these 60 pieces of Picasso some other works from famous artists like Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró or Georges Braque will also be on display.

These pieces will be in there for about 3 months, so if you are currently on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, or if you are planning to come soon, we certainly recommend you to visit this new museum as seeing the works of the famous artist from Malaga and his colleagues is well worth it!

The museum is open the 365 days of the year from 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M and the entrance price is 3 euros so quite a good value.

Enjoy art on Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Mijas pays homage to donkeys

25Nov

Here on the blog of Hotel Angela we have told you about Mijas a few times and we have already recommended you to visit it.Monument to donkeys in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

Although most people think Mijas is quite small, reality is quite different as it is the second most populated town on Costa del Sol and also the second biggest. How can this be possible? Well, the thing is that when we talk about Mijas not only we refer to Mijas Pueblo (the beautiful white washed village) but also to Las Lagunas (an area of Mijas bordering with Fuengirola) and to Mijas Costa (where for example you can find the coastal town of La Cala).

Mijas Pueblo is better known internationally due to its beauty, its typical Andalusian charm and its legendary donkeys.

Mijas loves these animals and it is very grateful to them so for this reason the town has wanted to pay them homage in the form of statue (or more likely statues as there are 3 of them).

These statues have been made by a local artist and in 2011 the first of them was placed in Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo. This year in July the second one was placed beside the town hall in La Cala and then in August the third was put by the Costa Mijas Shopping Centre which belongs to the famous Spanish Department Store “El Corte Inglés”.

The best thing about these statues is that all of them have a pair of steps so anyone who fancies can climb up the donkey and for example get a funny picture taken.

If you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, or you are planning to visit us we encourage you to get a picture taken if you get to see any of these donkeys.

We are sure it will be one of your best and funniest holiday snaps!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Sister cities

18Nov

We know that many of you possibly know Fuengirola even better than us as some of you have been coming to Hotel Angela for almost 40 years. Sister cities - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This city is so culturally rich and interesting that whenever we find out something new about it we get excited.

For example, did you know that Fuengirola has a sister city which is 4885 miles from us?

Our sister city is called New Iberia and it is in Louisiana in the United States.

New Iberia is the 10th biggest city of its state and it is much larger than Fuengirola though Fuengirola is more populated. Due to its subtropical weather there it rains quite a lot while in Fuengirola we have a fantastic Mediterranean weather with around 300 sunny days a year.

Why do you think these two very different cities have such a special link? Colonization is the answer. In 1779 New Iberia was colonized by Spanish colonists from Malaga, so for this reason this American city is not only sisters with Fuengirola but also with Alhaurín de la Torre, another town on Costa del Sol…Interesting right?

Fuengirola always manages to surprise us!!

 Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations