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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

765,000 €

Originally listed at 1,100,000 € now reduced to 765,000 € A stunning villa located in a quiet and tranquil area of the countryside and surrounded by natural beauty. The property is luxurious throughout and has a wonderful internal courtyard with fountain; heated swimming pool, double garage and all being situated within beautiful private grounds with 12…

Ref No: 591548 Price: 765,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 249 m² Plot size: 1400 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

765,000 €

Originally listed at 875.000 € now reduced to 765.000 €. Fabulous finca that we find in Alhaurín el Grande, just a couple of minutes walk from all the amenities of the village and in turn enjoying peace, tranquility and countryside. Very spacious house with many possibilities, with private swimming pool, guest apartment, large terrace completely closed…

Ref No: 752609 Price: 765,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 300 m² Plot size: 4500 m² Terrace size: 150 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

750,000 €

Stunning Fincas, featuring dwelling of the highest standard of build quality and materials used. House benefit from the most amazing, panoramic views to the Sierra Nevada and Sierra de las Nieves mountain ranges..House distributed over two levels:Ground floor: Delightful entrance room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, bedroom…

Ref No: 702856 Price: 750,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 281 m² Plot size: 33612 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

695,000 €

Originally listed for 850.000€ and recently reduced to 695,000€ to achieve a fast saleFinca, Countryside, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Off road parking, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: SouthViews: Panoramic.Features Air Conditioning Hot/Cold, Built to High Standards, Conveniently Situated for Golf, Fruit Trees, Ideal for Country Lovers, Investment…

Ref No: 344781 Price: 695,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 230 m² Plot size: 24500 m² Terrace size: 60 ²

Country Home for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

695,000 €

Charming villa situated in a tranquil area of Alhaurin el Grande with beautiful panoramic views. Ideal for country lovers.The property comprises of large entrance hall, airy open plan kitchen leading to spacious lounge-diner with glass fronted wood burning fire and one bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the ground floor.The lower floor hosts the second and…

Ref No: 536037 Price: 695,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 230 m² Plot size: 25582 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Investment for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

669,000 €

Investment, Unfurnished, No Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Street, No Pool, Garden: None

Ref No: 772015 Price: 669,000 € Property type: Investment Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 600 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

650,000 €

Originally listed at 695,000 now reduced to 650,000€ A superbly built and well presented rural home located in the sought- after area of Las Lomas, this family-sized property has all the facilities you would expect of such an appealing residence. Within easy reach of Alhaurín El Grande and the coast, this delightful villa - complete with private swimming…

Ref No: 735667 Price: 650,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 220 m² Plot size: 10000 m² Terrace size: 102 ²
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