Traditional Colourful Pottery on Display in Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

Traditional Colourful Pottery on Display in Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain.  The pottery, or ceramics, of Andalusia are famous the world over.  Traditional shapes and designs in bright, vibrant colours, these items are annual favourites for many thousands of visitors.

Traditional Colourful Pottery on Display in Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain.
Traditional Colourful Pottery on Display in Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain.

Traditional Colourful Pottery on Display in Mijas Pueblo, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

Throughout Spain, but mostly Andalusia, the traditional ceramics and pottery have been strongly influenced by its history, in particular, by it’s neighbours and its conquerers: The Romans, the Visigoths and, most notably the Arabs, who have all stamped their impression onto Spain – and Spanish things. Muslim rule existed for almost 800 years, from 711 to 1250.

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A lot of Spanish ceramics and pottery is renowned for its bright, vibrant colours and patterns, reflecting the style and way of life of Mediterranean Spain. Many of the designs and patterns have existed for centuries and are part of the Spanish culture and tradition.

So many Mijas Pueblo homes and buildings have ceramic pieces decorating balconies & walls.  They make excellent gifts and really capture the bright and sunny climate of southern Spain.



A Colourful History of Ceramics & Pottery

Pottery has been an Andalucian tradition for centuries. It’s an essential part of Andalucian – and Spanish – culture. The tradition of making pottery is thought to date back as far as the Neolithic period and has been a part of Spain’s heritage for centuries. The tradition continues today in many different varieties and styles that are sure to catch your eye.

Typically, Andalucian ceramics are painted with bold colours and patterned, traditionally they would have been used for serving or eating from, but they are mostly ornamental and decorative. Nowadays, Andalucian ceramics are enjoyed all over the world as tableware and table setting pieces, or homeware and decoration, and can be found throughout Andalucia as a symbol of tradition and heritage.

Whether you’re looking to discover a little more about Spain and its affinity with pottery or if you’re looking for some inspiration to find unique traditional homeware, you’ll find it in Mijas Pueblo.

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Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo, a beautiful ‘white town’ nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range behind the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.  Stunning views over the Costa, LOTS of tourist-type stuff to do, but maybe not really for the younger generations’ needs.  It’s gentle and quiet, a nice place. Easy to get to from La Cala and Fuengirola.

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