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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

1,499,000 €

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

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,499,000 €

Impressive finca on the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande. With a spectacular pool area, gardens of different styles and plants from various parts of the world. A fabulous house with spacious rooms, a large living room with fireplace, separate dining room, study and reading area, high quality kitchen and an outdoor barbecue area with terrace. It also enjoys…

Ref No: 772289 Price: 1,499,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 555 m² Plot size: 6154 m² Terrace size: 27 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

Perfect for horses! A fantastic opportunity to own a large country villa with superb views of the surrounding countryside. The large plot of land includes stables, tack room, hay barn, picadero and paddock. This could be used for private use or as a separate business. The villa has a large basement which could be converted into a self contained apartment.…

Ref No: 519864 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 623 m² Plot size: 6600 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

Spectacular villa with a wonderful entrance, large outbuildings and living room. The property is currently divided into two living rooms with kitchens, which can be changed at the owner's request. Its common areas are unmatched making this property something unique. A great bell gives us the welcome to the property to announce its greatness to us.

Ref No: 755249 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 635 m² Plot size: 3653 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

Beautiful detached Andalusian style villa in an urbanisation just 5 minutes from the village. It has one storey plus a tower and distributed as follows:Beautiful entrance hall leading to a lovely Andalusian courtyard. To the right is a games room, to the left a storage room and at the rear there is a guest room with ensuite bathroom. All around the courtyard…

Ref No: 769526 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 548 m² Plot size: 3682 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,190,000 €

OUTSTANDING AND UNIQUE VILLA OF CONSIDERABLE ARCHITECTUAL MERIT. Just redecorated internally and externally. An oasis of peace and tranquillity. Situated in a private area on the Mijas village side of Alhaurin with panoramic mountain and country views and excellent access to the coast, Fuengirola, Mijas and Marbella. Ideally located just 1km from a Championship…

Ref No: 592421 Price: 1,190,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 627 m² Plot size: 4366 m² Terrace size: 146 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,190,000 €

Unique stunning three level villa close to town in Alhaurin el Grande. With 5 bedrooms - all with original en-suites and hot tubs this elevated property has stunning mountain and valley views stretching to the horizon. Gymnasium with turkish bath and heated plunge pool, two kitchens, seperate self contained guest house and terrace access from all rooms.Master…

Ref No: 749411 Price: 1,190,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 900 m² Plot size: 4500 m² Terrace size: 200 ²
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