The next 18 and 19 October in Plaza de La Libertad and the Plaza de la Constitution de Mijas, there will be the historical reenactment “Mijas: one people against Napoleon’s soldiers”, organized by the municipality of Mijas in collaboration with the Historical and Cultural Association and Peña 1831 Torrijos of Mijas. All are invited to attend who are attracted by the town’s history.
Experience this historical reenactments by 1831 Torrijos Association, which since 2003 recreates the landing of General Torrijos at the Mijas beach of “El Charcón”, and does the anual “March over the Torrijos Road”.
At 21 hours starting on Saturday the recreation at the “Plaza de la Libertad” and consists in recreating the moment in which a riders Regiment of Malaga brings a letter from the military governor of the capital in which he tells the mayor of Mijas of the fall of the city of Málaga in the hands of Napoleon’s troops.
There, the character who plays the ruler of the town reads a proclamation warning of the approach of the French Army to the village of Mijas.
Now the next day, at 11:30 hours on the same site, there will be the enlistment of more than 70 people, who would become part of Mijas Infantry Regiment and Malaga, and most likely died at the bloody battle of Ocaña (Toledo).
The event,is the first time it is performed, as it has been this year when we found a notice in a newspaper of the time (1808) that revealed this fact. It is a tribute to those citizens of Mijas.
The latter performance will take place in Constitution Square from 12:15 hours and will see the appearance of Mijas in a 1810 market day, the occupation of people and town by the French troops and their repression, the actions of the Mijas guerrilla, and the killing by the french of two of Mijas patriots, Quero Blanco and Garcia Moreno. It all ends with the release of Mijas by the troops of General Ballesteros.
A little ghost story : In all the area there is the legend that the tower of the village you can hear voices and strange sounds that give you goosebumps; some think they are the spirits of the brave liberals who roam these parts, showing their discontent because nobody helped them!!!!
LOCATION OF ARAB TOWER
LOCATION OF REENACTMENT
INFO ABOUT MIJAS
PROPERTY IN MIJAS AREA
Torrijos Route : http://ca.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=3717906
Mijas Townhall : http://www.mijas.es/portal/en/
Asociacion Histórica General Torrijos : http://www.torrijos1831.es/