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Famous People in Mijas

When you look out onto the beautiful Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo, watching and listening to the sights and sounds of our gorgeous town – it’s simply impossible not to fall in love with Mijas Pueblo.

If you’ve lived in or visited Mijas over the years, you might have been able to spot a few famous faces in amongst the crowds. Whilst your chances of spotting a celebrity are much higher in the likes of Puerto Banus and Marbella, Mijas has also seen its fair share of famous visitors and residents.

With over 90,000 residents in the municipality of Mijas alone, it’s no wonder that so many famous faces have come to call Mijas their home in the sun over the years, or simply stopped by for a holiday in the gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine.

Let’s take a look at some famous faces that have popped up in Mijas over the years!

Lady Diana was a frequent visitor to the Mijas area, having stayed at the former Hotel Byblos (now the La Zambra Hotel) on multiple occasions in Mijas Golf. The Rolling Stones also stayed at the hotel during their tours when performing in Southern Spain.

Antonio Banderas is perhaps one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest exports, having been born in Málaga city and his status as an international heart throb! If you look closely, you’ll most likely find him taking part in the city’s Semana Santa celebrations each year, an occasion that he always clears his schedule for.

Brigitte Bardot, the iconic French model and actor, filmed The Jewellers of the Moonlight in several locations on the Costa del Sol, including Mijas Pueblo in 1957.

Denise Van Outen, a famous actor and TV presenter from the UK, chose to purchase her holiday property in Mijas Costa, after being a long-time visitor to the area. In Hello Magazine, Denise said that her and her partner regularly travel to Spain to play golf, so Mijas ticked all the boxes.

Lorraine Kelly, the Scottish daytime TV star owns a villa in the area and enjoys spending time sampling the beautiful restaurants of La Cala de Mijas and Benálmadena.

Many UK reality TV stars such as Elliott Wright and James Argent, formerly of the TV show series ‘The Only Way is Essex’, can often be found in and around the town of La Cala de Mijas in Mijas Costa, amongst other fellow co-stars.

Buying property in Mijas

It’s without a doubt that Mijas leaves a lasting mark on those that are lucky enough to visit. For many, this love affair has led to them moving to the area permanently or setting up a holiday home in which to explore the area with ease.

Whatever your reason, trust Mijas Properties – your Mijas Pueblo real estate experts. We’ve been specialists in buying and selling properties in Mijas Pueblo and the surrounding areas since 1984, so you can trust us to help find your dream home in the sun.

Our local knowledge, unrivalled customer service, and our village-centre office has allowed us to forge strong relationships within our local community – and that’s without mentioning that our founder has lived here for almost 40 years!

With a large property portfolio, personalised approach, and a passion for helping others realise their dreams, Mijas Properties are your local trusted real estate agents in Mijas Pueblo.