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Alhaurín de la Torre

Unlike its equally venerable neighbour, Alhaurín el Grande, which has managed to preserve and even modestly flaunt a little of its Roman and Moorish heritage, Alhaurín de la Torre has conspired to hide its past with such ruthless efficiency that it is now almost impossible to find. Even the tower that lent the town its name is long gone.

Alhaurin foto 1.

Finding the two Alhauríns is easy. Take the mighty N-340 highway south from Málaga and look for the turnoff onto the C-344 leading to Churriana. Then, simply follow the winding road along the Guadalhorce valley and into the Sierra de Mijas.

This easy access to the provincial capital is at the root of Alhaurín de la Torre's economic resurrection and cultural decline. It has been seized upon by many who work in Málaga but prefer not to live in the city, and is rapidly expanding as a commuter town. There is little doubt that, with the current explosion of building in full swing, it will soon outstrip its neighbour in size and population. We shall then have the ironic situation of Alhaurín el Grande being the smaller of the two.

As yet, the town is still set among large plantations of citrus and avocado, but as it continues to grow, and land becomes increasingly scarce and valuable, it may be that many of them will disappear.

Having said all this, there is nonetheless history to find if a visitor is diligent enough, though this is chiefly in the outlying suburbs such as La Alquería and Cortijo Molina. Perhaps aware that time is their enemy, the town council (“ayuntamiento”), has enterprisingly compiled an exhaustive list of archæological sites, the “Carta Arqueológica”. This includes many sites which had previously been unrecorded, and which are not protected by preservation orders. It is obvious that these are the ones in most danger from the developers' bulldozers.

Alhaurin foto 2.

La Alquería was once a town of sorts in its own right, beginning as a 3rd Century BC Iberian hill fort and flourishing for a while under the Romans, before petering out around 200AD. Nevertheless, there are still vestigial remnants of Roman masonry in the area, though many of them are now on private land and out of reach.

The biggest attraction for visitors to Alhaurín de la Torre is undoubtedly the gardens of El Retiro. Founded in the 17th Century by Fray Alonso de Santo Tomás, Bishop of Málaga, and originally use by him as his retirement home (hence the name El Retiro), the gardens display an impressive variety of plant and wild life. Each section attempts to recreate the natural habitat of the creatures housed in it, from semi-desert to tropical swamp. The manor house at its centre has also been impressively restored.

A visit to El Retiro is enough to make even the most jaded visitor forget the frantic scramble beyond its walls, and forgive Alhaurín de la Torre most of its more earthly sins.

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Bar and Restaurant for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

3,700,000 €

A well-established business for sale, that has been running for approximately 20 years. It is in an excellent location on a commercial plot of around 4500m² and it comprises: restaurant, kitchen, parking area, and villa, all with top quality equipment and fittings. As this is a commercial plot, other business can be started as well, such as small hotel, clinic,…

Ref No: 757814 Price: 3,700,000 € Property type: Bar and Restaurant Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 1846 m² Plot size: 4535 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

2,130,000 €

Finca situated only a few minutes to Malaga City and the beach, outside Alhaurin de La Torre. All on one floor with one main house of 300m2. 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, kitchen, office and also a guest house of 50m2 with living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Storage house that could be used as a bar etc. for the pool area. Natural water spring with roman…

Ref No: 559331 Price: 2,130,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 360 m² Plot size: 6077 m² Terrace size: 100 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

Originally listed for 2,675,000€ and recently reduced to 1,950,000€. Impressive finca situated in the mountains in Alhaurín de la Torre. Located in an elevated position offering stunning panoramic views of the Málaga Bay, the Mediterranean sea and the countryside. The property is very spacious with a fantastic pool, its own chapel and privacy and tran…

Ref No: 702170 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 447 m² Plot size: 13696 m² Terrace size: 100 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

1,400,000 €

This outstanding property is newly completed and has an abundance of quality features including top specification fixtures and fittings. It has a large pool and terrace areas, plus a separately built fully equipped gymnasium. The plot is surrounded by countryside and is totally enclosed and private. The villa is within a 5-minute drive to the pretty town of…

Ref No: 550826 Price: 1,400,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 300 m² Plot size: 6860 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

1,400,000 €

Villa, Urbanization, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Garage, Pool Private, Garden: Private, Facing: SoutheastViews: Countryside, Mountains, Panoramic, Sea, Surrounds.Features Air Conditioning Hot/Cold, Alarm System, Automatic Entrance, Automatic Irrigation System, Bar, Built to High Standards, Close to all Amenities, Conveniently Situated Schools, Fireplace, Floor…

Ref No: 637580 Price: 1,400,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 625 m² Plot size: 1189 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

1,395,000 €

Originally listed for 1.920.000€ and recently reduced to 1.395.000€. Unique villa with a mixture of modern construction quality and antique materials. The whole house is covered with stones typical of the area that have been recovered from demolition and has been restored to the construction of this imposing house with special reference to the stone fir…

Ref No: 646658 Price: 1,395,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 554 m² Plot size: 4613 m² Terrace size: 166 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain

1,395,000 €

UNIQUE IN THE MARKET!! OPPORTUNITY: RECENT REDUCTION FROM 1.920.000€ TO 1.395.000€!!Luxurious and modern Finca with antique decor, built with the best materials and with typical local stones and other materials restored. The property is located in one of the best areas of Alhaurin de la Torre and a few minutes drive to all amenities.It is distributed over…

Ref No: 732066 Price: 1,395,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Living Area: 748 m² Plot size: 4613 m² Terrace size: 106 ²
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