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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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Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,750,000 €

This imposing cortijo style country residence sits on the top of a hill overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in Andalucía. It is the ideal location to get away from it all yet still within easy reach of Marbella & Málaga airport, both being around a 30 minute drive away. The main house is built over 3 floors in a marvellous rustic style with…

Ref No: 692542 Price: 1,750,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 695 m² Plot size: 31398 m² Terrace size: 215 ²

Detached Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,350,000 €

Incredible six bedroom family Villa situated in a privileged location close to Alhaurin el Grande within beautiful natural surroundings providing peace, privacy and tranquillity. This immaculate villa consists of a main house with a separate guest house, outdoor kitchen/ BBQ, huge heated covered swimming pool and magnificent automatically irrigated and illum…

Ref No: 620694 Price: 1,350,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 471 m² Plot size: 24905 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,295,000 €

STUNNING 5/6 BEDROOM VILLA WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS WHICH IS AN OASIS OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY. BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED GARDENS WITH WATER FEATURES AND MANY DIFFERENT RELAXING AREAS. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY BOTH INSIDE AND OUT WITH UNIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING WITH POOL, OUTSIDE BAR, SEMI-PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN, GYM WITH SPA, MANY TERRACES,…

Ref No: 136403 Price: 1,295,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 424 m² Plot size: 2500 m² Terrace size: 146 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,290,000 €

Originally listed for 1,650,000€, recently reduced to 1,290,000€. This spectacular finca is located on the outskirts of Alhaurin el Grande. It boasts a wonderful guest house, ideal to let all throughout the year that yields a good rental income. The property features a fabulous, spacious plot with stables, a private paddock and a great garden boasting…

Ref No: 659302 Price: 1,290,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 688 m² Plot size: 20196 m² Terrace size: 132 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,290,000 €

OPPORTUNITY!!NEW REDUCTION TO 1.290.000€ AND OPEN TO OFFERS!!Wonderful Finca in a commanding position over the valley below with independent accommodation for two sets of guests, stables and an OCA License for horses situated in a quiet area with panoramic views, privacy and good access.Well distributed over two floors as follows:Ground floor: Impressive…

Ref No: 676296 Price: 1,290,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 688 m² Plot size: 20296 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,290,000 €

A wonderful country property with 2 separate accommodations for guests, stables and OCA licence, with panoramic views and very good access. It comprises: wide entrance, large living room with modern chimney Italian design, dining area with access to a glazed porch with log burner & magnificent views, nice modern fully fitted kitchen made for those enjoy…

Ref No: 695808 Price: 1,290,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 627 m² Plot size: 22096 m² Terrace size: 1321 ²

Plot for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,280,000 €

Beautiful piece of land about a 5 minute drive from the centre of Alhaurín el Grande. On the land you will find many olive trees, an old ruin and an old well. It is a very large amount of land made up of 7 plots with nice views over Alhaurín el Grande. Because the land is registered as rustic land, it is not possible to build here. There is very little pro…

Ref No: 694767 Price: 1,280,000 € Property type: Plot Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 0 m² Plot size: 229096 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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