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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.

371 Properties

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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

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

Aparthotel for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,100,000 €

Located on the foot hill of Sierra de Mijjas, 15 min from the coast and 25 min from the international Málaga´s airport. This house is ideal for events. With a large private garden of 5.000 sqm and more than 30 years old. Different types of independent areas make this property and excellent investment. Restaurant totally fitted, several bedrooms and guest…

Ref No: 625851 Price: 1,100,000 € Property type: Aparthotel Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 1000 m² Plot size: 5800 m² Terrace size: 100 ²

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

1,000,000 €

Wonderful finca located between Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín Golf. This location is ideal for a family or for a rural tourism business (B&B) as the village amenities and the golf course are within easy reach.It is a very spacious and private property with a lot of character. The farm consists of a main house, 1 apartment and a guest house, completely…

Ref No: 697490 Price: 1,000,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 443 m² Plot size: 3433 m² Terrace size: 83 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,000,000 €

Fabulous finca located at the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande. Situated in a spacious plot of land, in an elevated position offering stuning panoramic views of the mountains and the countryside. Only minutes to all amenities of the village and metres from the famous golf course Alhaurín Golf.

Ref No: 698674 Price: 1,000,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 561 m² Plot size: 7000 m² Terrace size: 89 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

995,000 €

Rustic villa with a lot of character nestled on a hillside, overlooking the whitewashed town of Alhaurín el Grande and the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves on the horizon, it takes only 15 minutes drive to get to Malága Airport and the Costa del Sol. A serene oasis of beauty and tranquility which currently offers exclusive glamping accommodation in…

Ref No: 737983 Price: 995,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 485 m² Plot size: 10000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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