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Coin’s municipal territory stretches from the considerable heights of the Alpujata range, one of the mountain masses that separate the interior of the province from the western coast, to the centre of the Guadalhorce valley region. This descent is gentle but there are strong contrasts to be seen, not only in the changing contours of the earth but also in the types of crops and vegetation. Thus, while pines and cork oaks abound in the mountains, the landscape of the lower elevations is dominated by orchards and gardens and, near the River Guadalhorce, broad expanses of citrus and even subtropical crops make their appearance.

With a temperate climate, favourable terrain and abundant water from the Rivers Pereilas and Grande, tributaries of the Guadalhorce, flowing through it, it is not strange in such an area as this that the first human settlements occurred during the Paleolithic period. The site was known as the 'Taller', or workshop of Ardite furnished materials for making tools during that prehistoric period, while notable Metals Age sites can be found in Cerro Carranque and Llano de la Virgen, which has been designated a “Bien de Interes Cultural” (Property of Cultural Interest).

Another archaeological site, Cerro del Aljibe, furnishes proof of the passage of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Iberians and Romans through this area, and burial sites from the Visigothic era have been found at Cerro de las Calaveras. All this indicates that the municipality of Coín has been inhabited continuously since very remote times to the present day.

The actual foundation of Coin was during the Muslim era, however. According to the chronicler of Abderraman III, the former Roman settlement was fortified in the year 920 by a high-ranking personage from Cordoba named Dakwan (Coín). Dakwan would play a very important role in the campaigns of Abderraman III against the Muladi rebel Omar Ben Hafsun until 928, the year of the fall of Bobastro, Omar Ben Hafsun’s general headquarters.

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Three centuries later, the Moroccan historian Ibn Adhari referred to Coín as Castro Dakwan (Dakwan Fortress), which has given rise to conjecture that the origin of the city’s name is Roman or at least Mozarabic, especially considering the existence of a Mozarabic cave basilica near the village, which indicates the existence of such a community predating the arrival of the army of Abderraman III. During the Muslim period, agriculture was especially developed in this municipality and, as in other localities in Andalusia, some of the irrigation infrastructure is still preserved. In about 1480 it was a medium-sized Nazarite Kingdom city, with some 3,000 residents. It should be kept in mind that, in that period, Málaga had some 20,000 souls and Granada about 50,000.

The city fell into the hands of the Christian troops in 1485, a fact that is reflected in the dressed stonework of the Toledo cathedral choir room. Afterwards, the Catholic King immediately ordered the demolition of the fortress because, due to its size, it was too costly to maintain a garrison in it sufficient for its defence. Two years after the conquest, the place was repopulated and the lands distributed, and, from the beginning of the sixteenth century, the village showed a constant increase in population. It is the opinion of some writers that Coín had the honour of receiving a visit in 1594 by Miguel de Cervantes when the great writer had a job as tax collector for the Crown.

There were 700 orchards and market gardens in 1773, in which all kinds of fruits and vegetables were grown. The countryside produced wheat, maize, olive oil, barley, hemp, figs, honey, silk, etc. and also had 14 oil mills and 20 flour mills, in a time when the population was only 1,800. Coín entered the modern age in the twentieth century with the opening of the railway (now no longer in existence) that linked the locality with the city of Málaga (1913), and, in 1930, Alfonso XIII granted it the status of Ciudad (City) and its Town Hall the right to the appellation of “Excellent”.

198 Properties

198 properties found

Villa for sale in Barranco Blanco, Coín, Málaga, Spain

1,650,000 €

Originally listed for 1,950,000€ and recently reduced to 1,650,000€. A most spectacular villa with a magnificent fresh water lake which is shared by only 3 homes and which serves as an enormous swimming pool! Very spacious and beautifully furnished, the property is surrounded by mature, immaculately maintained gardens featuring a pretty stream. The main…

Ref No: 662296 Price: 1,650,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Barranco Blanco Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 24000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

1,395,000 €

This well situated, elegantly designed and spacious Finca has a large OCA licence for more than 5 horses and a large flat plot, featuring very good access and is only a short distance from Coin..The dwelling is distributed as follows:Entrance floor: Very spacious and fully equipped kitchen with dining area, guest toilet, guest closet, separate dining room,…

Ref No: 703839 Price: 1,395,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Coín Living Area: 870 m² Plot size: 23384 m² Terrace size: 84 ²

Country Home for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

1,300,000 €

A wonderful country property with approximately 5 hectares situated in Coín, within the Guadalhorce valley, at the heart of the Costa del Sol, only 30 minutes from the beach & Málaga airport.The land is planted with lots of fruit trees from both tropical and Mediterranean climates, the majority being avocado trees.In the centre of the plot there is a…

Ref No: 672378 Price: 1,300,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Coín Living Area: 307 m² Plot size: 50000 m² Terrace size: 19 ²

Country Home for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

1,100,000 €

One of the most beautiful country homes you will ever see! This could also be the perfect B&B if you are thinking of doing business. A unique cortijo, in traditional Andalucian rustic style, built in 1975, 760 m2 over two storeys, top quality construction with cavity walls, all windows and doors in Oregon pine, and the whole building and furniture in imm…

Ref No: 752882 Price: 1,100,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Coín Living Area: 760 m² Plot size: 24146 m² Terrace size: 340 ²

Country Home for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

1,100,000 €

Walk through the impressive front door into a grand entrance hall where you immediately have a sense of the quality of this beautiful building.On the ground floor you have a guest suite with fireplace and private bathroom. The fully fitted kitchen with dining area and fireplace which leads out to the rear terrace. A formal dining room also with fireplace and…

Ref No: 752890 Price: 1,100,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Coín Living Area: 766 m² Plot size: 24146 m² Terrace size: 6 ²

Land for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

900,000 €

Finca close to Coin to built a petrol station, supermarket...etc.

Ref No: 657846 Price: 900,000 € Property type: Land Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: Coín Living Area: 0 m² Plot size: 2100 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

835,000 €

Originally listed for 995.000 €, and recently reduced to 835.000 €, splendid villa located a few steps from the village of Coín. Situated on a large plot of land with stunning views of the mountains and countryside, with fruit trees and a stunning private pool and garden, with fully enclosed and private barbecue area for use in winter. Very bright living…

Ref No: 750495 Price: 835,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Coín Living Area: 533 m² Plot size: 5644 m² Terrace size: 115 ²
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