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Ojén

Ojen

Despite being an inland village as the area has no outlet to the sea, Ojén is part of the western Costa del Sol. This is due not so much to its proximity to Marbella and Mijas, which it borders, as to the fact that it has almost the same climate and services as the most cosmopolitan area of Malaga. It is just a little farther away (10 kilometres), and thus comfortably insulated from the hustle and bustle of the coast.

The municipality of Ojén lies between the Sierra Blanca and Sierra Alpujata ranges on the north and stretches southward through the valleys of the Rivers Real and Ojén between steep slopes and seasonal watercourses, features that form a sometimes spectacular terrain of remarkable contrasts. In the midst of these rugged surroundings the village unexpectedly appears, surrounded by countless orchards and market gardens that descend like a stairway to the valley floor.

Ojen

Judging from the remains that have been found in the Pecho Redondo cave, the first human settlements in this area date from the Neolithic period. There seems to have been a permanent population devoted to agriculture and livestock husbandry during the Late Roman Empire. After this activity - and it is only a logical presumption that it existed - history is silent about this place until the arrival of the Arabs. It was during that era that the locality was referred to for the first time, in the “Cronica de las Hazañas de los Emires Cordobeses” (Chronicle of the Feats of the Cordoban Emirs), when Abderraman III decided to put an end to the rebellion of the famous Muladi, Omar Ben Hafsun, whom he confronted before the walls of Ojén castle.

In the year 921, with the Muladi chieftain defeated, Abderraman conquered Ojén and turned its church into a mosque, an act that preceded and was similar to the later Christian custom of building churches over former mosques. During the Arabic domination, the locality was called Hoxan, which is usually translated as “rugged place”. In 1485, the Muslim population capitulated to the advancing Catholic Monarchs, who at the time prohibited the presence of Muslims less than a league from the coast in an effort to thus prevent Arab collaboration with Turkish and Berber pirates. Many residents of Marbella therefore moved to Ojén.

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Relations between Muslims and Christians grew constantly more strained. The Moorish rebellion broke out in Istán in 1568 and a year later, the Moors of Ojén joined it. They fled to the mountains, but not before setting fire to the church, houses, and crops and killing their Christian neighbours. Felipe II put the Duke of Medina Sidonia in charge of putting down the rebellion in the Ronda highlands, and in 1570, Ojén was repopulated by Old Christians. In 1807, Carlos IV granted Ojén independence from the jurisdiction of Marbella.

27 Properties

27 properties found

Apartment for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

470,000 €

Planned to start September 2017Contemporary apartment for sale close to Marbella, currently due to start construction. Apartments, penthouses and villas in a brand new low density development nestling in the hills just behind Marbella. The area is tranquil and surrounded by green belt and mountains with south facing impressive panoramic views down towards…

Ref No: NCPH4204D Price: 470,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 144 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 34 ²

Apartment for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

460,000 €

Planned to start September 2017Contemporary apartment for sale close to Marbella, currently due to start construction. Apartments, penthouses and villas in a brand new low density development nestling in the hills just behind Marbella. The area is tranquil and surrounded by green belt and mountains with south facing impressive panoramic views down towards…

Ref No: NCA4204B Price: 460,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 151 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 40 ²

Apartment for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

460,000 €

Offering a mix of spacious apartments, penthouses and villas, Palo Alto will be built across 50 hectares of land and will feature low-density, light-enhancing building, sizeable plots and luxury leisure facilities within a secure, private and exclusive urbanization. A perfect choice for families and professionals seeking an escape from the crowds but within…

Ref No: 732543 Price: 460,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 110 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 41 ²

Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

449,000 €

Fabulous detached, south facing semi-detached villa with panoramic sea views. On clear days you can see right to the town of Ceuta. The property has fantastic road access and is only a 2 minute drive Marbella. It has plenty of potential. Distributed over 3 floors, with a little bit of imagination it could be a lovely family home.The basement comprises a kitc…

Ref No: 757062 Price: 449,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Ojén Living Area: 328 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 51 ²

New Development for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

445,000 €

New Development, Unfurnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Underground, Communal Pool, Garden: Community with Pool, Facing: East, West and South

Ref No: 749429 Price: 445,000 € Property type: New Development Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 154 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 44 ²

Apartment for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

440,000 €

Ground floor contemporary apartment for sale close to Marbella, currently due to start construction. Apartments, penthouses and villas in a brand new low density development nestling in the hills just behind Marbella. The area is tranquil and surrounded by green belt and mountains with south facing impressive panoramic views down towards Marbella and the sea.…

Ref No: 735872 Price: 440,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 152 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 40 ²

Apartment for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

428,571 €

Offering a mix of spacious apartments, penthouses and villas, this new off-plan development in Ojen will be built across 50 hectares of land and will feature low-density, light-enhancing building, sizeable plots and luxury leisure facilities within a secure, private and exclusive urbanization. A perfect choice for families and professionals seeking an escape…

Ref No: 733777 Price: 428,571 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 161 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 37 ²
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