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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.

103 Properties

103 properties found

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,950,000 €

A meticulously renovated and enhanced 200 year old south facing finca, offering modern luxury but retaining original rustic style and décor. Set in 15 acres of woodland in an exclusive, secluded valley with magnificent views of the mountains. Its unique, exclusive location overlooking the surrounding countryside is peaceful and private, yet close to all ame…

Ref No: 499054 Price: 1,950,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 700 m² Plot size: 62000 m² Terrace size: 300 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,499,000 €

Impressive finca on the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande. With a spectacular pool area, gardens of different styles and plants from various parts of the world. A fabulous house with spacious rooms, a large living room with fireplace, separate dining room, study and reading area, high quality kitchen and an outdoor barbecue area with terrace. It also enjoys…

Ref No: 772289 Price: 1,499,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 555 m² Plot size: 6154 m² Terrace size: 27 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,300,000 €

Originally listed at 1,500,000 € now reduced to 1,300,000 € Stunning 4 bedroomed villa, in typical Andalusian style, with separate 2 bedroomed guest house recently renovated to exceptionally high standard. In superb private and elevated position, with panoramic views of countryside and to the Bay of Malaga. Especially impressive large country kitchen…

Ref No: 779534 Price: 1,300,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 502 m² Plot size: 18000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,225,000 €

The property was constructed between 2003 and 2004, on a rustic plot. All the necessary permits, licenses and authorizations having been obtained and which are available upon request. It is situated in the Municipality of Alhaurín el Grande, at a point of equal distance between Málaga, Marbella and Fuengirola and 25 minutes from Malaga airport, as indicated…

Ref No: 665031 Price: 1,225,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 737 m² Plot size: 15036 m² Terrace size: 40 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,190,000 €

Unique stunning three level villa close to town in Alhaurin el Grande. With 5 bedrooms - all with original en-suites and hot tubs this elevated property has stunning mountain and valley views stretching to the horizon. Gymnasium with turkish bath and heated plunge pool, two kitchens, seperate self contained guest house and terrace access from all rooms.Master…

Ref No: 749411 Price: 1,190,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 900 m² Plot size: 4500 m² Terrace size: 200 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

990,000 €

Fabulous finca located at the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande. Situated in a spacious plot of land, in an elevated position offering stuning panoramic views of the mountains and the countryside. Only minutes to all amenities of the village and metres from the famous golf course Alhaurín Golf.

Ref No: 698674 Price: 990,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 443 m² Plot size: 3433 m² Terrace size: 89 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

980,000 €

Villa with breathtaking views. Its large spaces make this villa a delight to live in and enjoy. Its dining room invites you in to have great evenings and to relax. The pool area is beautiful and you would not want to move from this place with its magical sunsets. Marble floors and lift to all levels of the property.

Ref No: 755454 Price: 980,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 667 m² Plot size: 1567 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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