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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.

153 Properties

153 properties found

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

995,000 €

Rustic villa with a lot of character nestled on a hillside, overlooking the whitewashed town of Alhaurín el Grande and the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves on the horizon, it takes only 15 minutes drive to get to Malága Airport and the Costa del Sol. A serene oasis of beauty and tranquility which currently offers exclusive glamping accommodation in…

Ref No: 737983 Price: 995,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 485 m² Plot size: 10000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Alhaurín el Grande, Málaga, Spain

975,000 €

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 pool that can be shared with the other properties on the plot,…

Ref No: 769759 Price: 975,000 € 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

849,950 €

Originally listed at 1,100,000 € now reduced to 849,950 € 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: 849,950 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 249 m² Plot size: 1400 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

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

795,000 €

Incredible value! 256m2 Two bedroom villa with swimming pool and 2 one bedroom guest or staff apartments plus a self contained 2 bedroom 95m2 villa with swimming pool providing a rental income. Set in a beautiful 8500m2 flat plot with fruit trees. The property is approached via a private palm tree lined driveway which leads first to the smaller villa and…

Ref No: 481168 Price: 795,000 € Property type: Country Home Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Alhaurín el Grande Living Area: 277 m² Plot size: 8500 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

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
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