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Alhaurín el Grande

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There are traces of Neolithic occupation in the forested areas south-east of the village of Alhaurín el Grande: silent witnesses to the long history of human habitation of the area. A history longer than history itself.

By the time that the Romans arrived, the tiny Iberian settlement in the Sierra de Mijas was already well established, but if it had a name, the Romans chose not to record it. Instead, they gave it one of their own. The village became Lauro Nova. It was a spot apparently blessed by the gods: fertile, temperate, and surrounded by hills riddled with valuable mineral deposits. Roman villas popped up around the kernel of the village like dozens of Jack-in-the-Boxes springing open in rapid sequence. The hills are still dotted with their remains.

It was a golden age that became a little tarnished during the time of the Visigoths. The town was in no danger of disappearing, but its development was exceedingly slow. It was not until the Moors took it on and built a fortress on a hilltop called Torres de Fahala that it began to move again. The Moors also gave it a new name: Alhaurín (Garden of Allah). Like the Romans before them, they linked the township to a second to which they gave the same name, calling them Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre. To the Romans, they had been Lauro Nova and Lauro Vetus.

The fort was destroyed in the destructive zeal of the Christian reconquest, but at least the village survived. Others close by, such as Benamaquis and Fahala, were not so fortunate.

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Alhaurín el Grande has survived a great deal. Waves of invaders, epidemics of plague, and even an earthquake in 1680. During the Peninsula War of 1808-14, it was occupied for four years by French troops and suffered considerable bombardment.

It would not be surprising, therefore, if all traces of its long past had been literally obliterated. But some has miraculously survived. There is the 12th Century Moorish archway “Arcos de Cobertizo”, which, while not being in any way spectacular (it stands close to the church and now leads nowhere), at least represents a tangible link with the past. In the small plaza in front of the town hall, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, are three Roman columns which were discovered close by at Fuente del Sol. Unlike some other villages in the hills, Alhaurín el Grande acknowledges that it has a history, and is quietly proud of it. The plaza, incidentally, has a superb view of the valley.

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Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

Wonderful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa of over 383m², located in a private and enclosed urbanisation at the foot of the Mijas mountain range, bordering a protected forest. This is a property located on urban land but with the features of a country property having a plot of more than 3.361m2. The house and pool are on the larger plot with a very nice views.…

Ref No: 621515 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 522 m² Plot size: 3361 m² Terrace size: 79 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

This awe-inspiring country house is unique with panoramic views in a wonderful private setting of the surrounding mountains and stunning countryside. Conveniently situated on scenic road between Fuengirola & Alhaurin yet close to amenities and 6 golf courses. Approached by 100m driveway to courtyard. All 4 reception rooms are huge, light and airy with…

Ref No: 491627 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 671 m² Plot size: 46500 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

A meticulously renovated and enhanced 200 year old south facing finca, offering modern luxury but retaining original rustic style and décor. Set in 15 acres of woodland in an exclusive, secluded valley with magnificent views of the mountains. Its unique, exclusive location overlooking the surrounding countryside is peaceful and private, yet close to all ame…

Ref No: 499054 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 700 m² Plot size: 62000 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

Amazing meticulously restored 200 year old south-facing finca with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside coming with five bedrooms all with marble en-suite bathrooms, a nice living room with open fireplace, a bright dining area, 300m2 of terraces and verandas, wraparound balconies, a tower room with panoramic views, a state-of-the-art kitchen,…

Ref No: 544838 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 700 m² Plot size: 62000 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,800,000 €

OWNER KEEN TO SALE!! OPEN TO OFFERS!!UNIQUE AND MAGICAL VILLA IN A SPECTACULAR DREAM SETTING!Delightful Villa in one of the most private areas close to Coin and Alhaurin el Grande, offering complete privacy. If you love the countryside and peace and tranquillity, why not enjoy it on the grassy banks of your own lake. The magnificent fresh water lake which…

Ref No: 668068 Price: 1,800,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 424 m² Plot size: 26700 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,800,000 €

A unique property with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms right next to a freshwater lake in the exclusive area of Barranco Blanco. This area is well known for its beautiful nature & high quality spring water, whilst being close to the towns of Alhaurín el Grande & Mijas and the coastline of the Costa del Sol. The lake does not just give wonderful refreshment…

Ref No: 701712 Price: 1,800,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 424 m² Plot size: 26700 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,800,000 €

Fabulous private lake-front property situated in the exclusive urbanization of Barranco Blanco, a beautiful natural valley of cork oaks and pine groves, within the municipality of Alhaurín el Grande. The wooded hills are full of wildlife, including wild boars, while the valley area is used by the local people and tourists for mountain biking, horse riding,…

Ref No: 732214 Price: 1,800,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 28000 m² Terrace size: 110 ²
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