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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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Townhouse for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

62,950 €

Great opportunity to buy a townhouse located in the center on foot to all the amenities of the area, restaurants, supermarkets, bars and schools at an ideal price. Built on two floors in a corner of the street very quiet and safe.

Ref No: 754786 Price: 62,950 € Property type: Townhouse Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 48 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Townhouse for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

59,900 €

Typical Spanish townhouse in need of a total reform. The house is 151m² and is over 100 years old, so full of character! Distributed over two floors, the ground floor comprises a big entrance hall, one bedroom, living room, an outside kitchen, an outside bathroom and a small patio with a storeroom. On the top floor there are 3 big bedrooms. This presents…

Ref No: 739346 Price: 59,900 € Property type: Townhouse Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 151 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Townhouse for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

54,500 €

Great townhouse located in the centre of Alhaurín el Grande. The property needs a complete renovation but has great potential with a fabulous terrace at the back with great views. Located in a quiet cul de sac and within walking distance of all village amenities, schools, restaurants, bars and supermarkets.In an ideal selling price!Townhouse, Close to Town,…

Ref No: 746994 Price: 54,500 € Property type: Townhouse Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 100 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Commercial for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

54,000 €

Extensive office of 76m², completely open plan, in the best area of Alhaurín, right at the entrance of the village. The office has a bathroom and natural light, and is located in a residential building on the first floor. Perfect venue for a law firm, architectural firm, accountancy office, etc. Price is negotiable.Commercial, Town Centre, Facing: SouthViews:…

Ref No: 732766 Price: 54,000 € Property type: Commercial Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 75 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Apartment for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

51,000 €

Nice apartment in Alhaurín el Grande. Some improvements have been made to the property recently. It has 3 bedrooms, one bathroom, living room (with a small terrace), kitchen and utility room. It is on the first floor (without a lift). Close to shops, restaurants, schools, parks etc.Apartment, Village, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Street, Facing: West…

Ref No: 752972 Price: 51,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 61 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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