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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

1,195,000 €

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: Country Home 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

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

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,170,000 €

OPPORTUNITY!!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 entrance hall with imported feature doors, cloakroom,…

Ref No: 676296 Price: 1,170,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 688 m² Plot size: 20296 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

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

1,170,000 €

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: 1,170,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 627 m² Plot size: 22096 m² Terrace size: 1321 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,148,000 €

Great villa to finish as the client decides, in a great part of the urbanization, overlooking the whole area to a height where you are able to enjoy views and tranquility.

Ref No: 755207 Price: 1,148,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 1087 m² Plot size: 3996 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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