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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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Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,290,000 €

OPPORTUNITY!!NEW REDUCTION TO 1.290.000€ AND OPEN TO OFFERS!!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…

Ref No: 676296 Price: 1,290,000 € 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

1,290,000 €

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: 1,290,000 € 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

1,200,000 €

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

Country Home 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: Country Home Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 759 m² Plot size: 23172 m² Terrace size: 103 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

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
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