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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.

120 Properties

120 properties found

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

1,190,000 €

OUTSTANDING AND UNIQUE VILLA OF CONSIDERABLE ARCHITECTUAL MERIT.Just redecorated internally and externally. An oasis of peace and tranquillity. Situated in a private area on the Mijas village side of Alhaurin with panoramic mountain and country views and excellent access to the coast, Fuengirola, Mijas and Marbella. Ideally located just 1km from a Championship…

Ref No: 592421 Price: 1,190,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 627 m² Plot size: 4366 m² Terrace size: 146 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

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

870,000 €

Originally listed at 1,195,000 € now reduced to 870,000 € Fantastic finca near the town of Alhaurín el Grande, in one of the most sought-after and prestigious areas of the inland Costa del Sol. The property is easily accessible by road, is situated on a flat plot and is made up of a very large main house with solarium and panoramic views. It has a large…

Ref No: 769759 Price: 870,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 238 m² Plot size: 4598 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

870,000 €

This spacious country home with 3 seperate rental units, situated in an oasis of palm trees and mediterranean plants, offers a great business opportunity close to a golf course.The main house with 220 sqm living space has a roof terrace of approx. 100 sqm. Kitchen, a large dining room, a large living room, three bedrooms, a guest bathroom and a large bathroom…

Ref No: 782245 Price: 870,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 4600 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Detached Villa for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

870,000 €

Finca with 4600 sqm land with 2 houses and 2 apartments & swimming pool This Property is situated in the tranquil countryside of Andalusia between Malaga and Marbella, only 1 km from the Lauro Golf Course. Both houses belonging to the finca are approximately 25 metres apart and are visually covered from one another as well as from the outside, which guar…

Ref No: 785737 Price: 870,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 330 m² Plot size: 4958 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Alhaurín Golf, Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

849,000 €

Originally listed at 900,000 € now reduced to 849,000 € Impressive villa in the sought after urbanisation of Alhaurín Golf. The property is located on a private street with access for owners only, enjoying privacy and tranquility and offering stunning panoramic views. It has a large living room, excellent fully equipped kitchen and furnished, spacious…

Ref No: 771230 Price: 849,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín Golf Living Area: 386 m² Plot size: 1312 m² Terrace size: 0 ²
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