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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.


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.


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.

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27 properties found

Detached Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

Country style seven bedroom south facing villa perched on the quiet hillsides boasting uninterrupted panoramic views situated in the traditional Andalucian town of Ojen. Nestling amongst the Mediterranean countryside, this charming property is enhanced by numerous terraces and picture windows to take advantage of the priviledged sea and mountain views due…

Ref No: 619942 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Ojén Living Area: 600 m² Plot size: 2506 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

Amasing villa located in a exclusive natural environment of Ojen. This is a exclusive and functional modern style villa with double height ceilings and its large windows offer stunning views over the sea, mountains, valley and trees surrounding the house. The property is distrubuted in two levels.The main floor counts with the entrance hall which leads to…

Ref No: 754561 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Ojén Living Area: 1398 m² Plot size: 2280 m² Terrace size: 523 ²

Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

Spectacular country style southwest facing villa perched on the quiet hillsides boasting uninterrupted panoramic views of the coast and Mediterranean Sea, and only a few minutes drive to Marbella town. This villa features a private garden with swimming pool, air conditioning hot/ cold, sauna, bodega, fireplace, fully fitted kitchen, laundry room, beamed ceil…

Ref No: 410647 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Ojén Living Area: 884 m² Plot size: 2506 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Finca for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

799,000 €

Excellent finca with 6 rooms located near the village of Ojen. Situated in the countryside with easy road access, the house enjoys a large plot of land and panoramic mountain views, The property has an outdoor heated private pool, large terrace with barbecue and is the first property in the region of Andalucia with the energy performance certificate A.…

Ref No: 679337 Price: 799,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Ojén Living Area: 220 m² Plot size: 10980 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

780,000 €

Nice semi-detached house in a popular urbanization of 16 houses with fantastic views to the sea and mountains. The layout of the house comprises on the ground floor: spacious hallway, fully fitted open-plan kitchen, living-dining room with fireplace, and access to a large covered terrace. On the top floor there are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an office (easy…

Ref No: 724614 Price: 780,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Ojén Living Area: 390 m² Plot size: 322 m² Terrace size: 103 ²

New Development for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

775,000 €

Contemporary penthouse 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. The apartment…

Ref No: 735889 Price: 775,000 € Property type: New Development Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Ojén Living Area: 377 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 105 ²

Villa for sale in Ojén, Málaga, Spain

650,000 €

Fabulous 4 bedrooms villa located in Ojen (Marbella area), a short distance driving from Marbella town center and beach. It has a fully equipped kitchen, very bright living room with fireplace and with direct access to the terrace and garden. This large garden has a private swimming pool.Total built area 348 m2Total rustic land area: 2.350 m2The house is…

Ref No: 695218 Price: 650,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Ojén Living Area: 348 m² Plot size: 2350 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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