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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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368 properties found

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

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

995,000 €

Originally listed for 1,900,000€ and recently reduced to 995,000€ 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. Two…

Ref No: 635526 Price: 995,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 900 m² Plot size: 4000 m² Terrace size: 0 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

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

995,000 €

Originally listed for 1.200.000 € recently reduced to 995.000 €, 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.…

Ref No: 747361 Price: 995,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 344 m² Plot size: 11046 m² Terrace size: 48 ²

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

995,000 €

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 contemporary…

Ref No: 752520 Price: 995,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 925 m² Plot size: 4366 m² Terrace size: 104 ²
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