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

1,200,000 €

A very attractive property with a large Andalusian patio (atrium style). The plot of 3.650 m2 is situated in the exclusive gated community "urb. San Jorge", overlooking the valley of Guadalhorce.The villa is divided into two different wings. Each of them offers a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a guest apartment with bathroom, a large lounge a dining…

Ref No: CAV4295 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 632 m² Plot size: 3650 m² Terrace size: 160 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

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

A unique property situated just off the main road between Alhaurín el Grande and de la Torre. The buildings are scatted over the large plot of flat land. There are 16 stables in total, divided in two different sheltered areas, 2 large barns, one has a laboratory, and a horse operating/recovery room. There is also an unfurnished annex with a garage and the…

Ref No: 692603 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 759 m² Plot size: 23172 m² Terrace size: 103 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

This stunning modern villa has a unique and absolutely priceless characteristic: view. Breathtaking panoramic view that you can enjoy from the many terraces, the infinity pool and from all the rooms including from the guest houses. The property consists of a main house and two guest houses. Both the main house and the guest houses are built with the same high…

Ref No: 747361 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 344 m² Plot size: 11046 m² Terrace size: 48 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,195,000 €

Villa La Paz is an oasis of peace and tranquillity; a very private stunning property yet only 1km to Alhaurín Golf and the village of Alhaurín El Grande. The spacious central entertaining area is accessed through the entrance hall with guest cloakroom. The open plan areas are then split between the main living room and the cosy television room. The contemp…

Ref No: 752520 Price: 1,195,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 925 m² Plot size: 4366 m² Terrace size: 104 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 €

Originally listed for 1,900,000€ and recently reduced to 1,190,000€ to achieve a fast sale.VILLA ALHAURIN EL GRANDE. AMAZING MIAMI STYLE COUNTRY VILLA!! This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom elevated villa with stunning mountain views, and is located in Alhaurin El Grande. The villa was finished in 2000. Consists of: Ground floor- Gym with sauna and Turkish bath.…

Ref No: 635526 Price: 1,190,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 900 m² Plot size: 4000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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