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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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Country Home 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: Country Home Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 424 m² Plot size: 26700 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Country Home 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: Country Home Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 695 m² Plot size: 31398 m² Terrace size: 215 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,650,000 €

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 is shared by only 3 homes and the clear…

Ref No: 668068 Price: 1,650,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 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

1,650,000 €

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: 1,650,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 28000 m² Terrace size: 110 ²

Country Home for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,499,000 €

An opportunity to own a truly remarkable country property, which has been developed over many years by the current owners. It has been lovingly restored with many original features as well as the introduction of lighting and artwork from around the world. The landscaped gardens have been designed to offer different experiences where you can sit and relax as…

Ref No: 758255 Price: 1,499,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 555 m² Plot size: 6154 m² Terrace size: 27 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
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