The Guardia Civil in Mijas. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ

Mijas Pueblo chosen for Virgen del Pilar parade

The village was host to the traditional Guardia Civil parade in honour of the force's patron saint on Wednesday

ALBERTO FIZ

This year the Guardia Civil chose Mijas Pueblo to celebrate the day of the force's patron saint, the Virgen del Pilar, on 12 October.

Crowds gathered to watch as they paraded through the village centre.

The Guardia Civil base in Mijas is one of the oldest in Spain, having opened in 1848, just four years after the force was founded.