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Coín

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Coin’s municipal territory stretches from the considerable heights of the Alpujata range, one of the mountain masses that separate the interior of the province from the western coast, to the centre of the Guadalhorce valley region. This descent is gentle but there are strong contrasts to be seen, not only in the changing contours of the earth but also in the types of crops and vegetation. Thus, while pines and cork oaks abound in the mountains, the landscape of the lower elevations is dominated by orchards and gardens and, near the River Guadalhorce, broad expanses of citrus and even subtropical crops make their appearance.

With a temperate climate, favourable terrain and abundant water from the Rivers Pereilas and Grande, tributaries of the Guadalhorce, flowing through it, it is not strange in such an area as this that the first human settlements occurred during the Paleolithic period. The site was known as the 'Taller', or workshop of Ardite furnished materials for making tools during that prehistoric period, while notable Metals Age sites can be found in Cerro Carranque and Llano de la Virgen, which has been designated a “Bien de Interes Cultural” (Property of Cultural Interest).

Another archaeological site, Cerro del Aljibe, furnishes proof of the passage of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Iberians and Romans through this area, and burial sites from the Visigothic era have been found at Cerro de las Calaveras. All this indicates that the municipality of Coín has been inhabited continuously since very remote times to the present day.

The actual foundation of Coin was during the Muslim era, however. According to the chronicler of Abderraman III, the former Roman settlement was fortified in the year 920 by a high-ranking personage from Cordoba named Dakwan (Coín). Dakwan would play a very important role in the campaigns of Abderraman III against the Muladi rebel Omar Ben Hafsun until 928, the year of the fall of Bobastro, Omar Ben Hafsun’s general headquarters.

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Three centuries later, the Moroccan historian Ibn Adhari referred to Coín as Castro Dakwan (Dakwan Fortress), which has given rise to conjecture that the origin of the city’s name is Roman or at least Mozarabic, especially considering the existence of a Mozarabic cave basilica near the village, which indicates the existence of such a community predating the arrival of the army of Abderraman III. During the Muslim period, agriculture was especially developed in this municipality and, as in other localities in Andalusia, some of the irrigation infrastructure is still preserved. In about 1480 it was a medium-sized Nazarite Kingdom city, with some 3,000 residents. It should be kept in mind that, in that period, Málaga had some 20,000 souls and Granada about 50,000.

The city fell into the hands of the Christian troops in 1485, a fact that is reflected in the dressed stonework of the Toledo cathedral choir room. Afterwards, the Catholic King immediately ordered the demolition of the fortress because, due to its size, it was too costly to maintain a garrison in it sufficient for its defence. Two years after the conquest, the place was repopulated and the lands distributed, and, from the beginning of the sixteenth century, the village showed a constant increase in population. It is the opinion of some writers that Coín had the honour of receiving a visit in 1594 by Miguel de Cervantes when the great writer had a job as tax collector for the Crown.

There were 700 orchards and market gardens in 1773, in which all kinds of fruits and vegetables were grown. The countryside produced wheat, maize, olive oil, barley, hemp, figs, honey, silk, etc. and also had 14 oil mills and 20 flour mills, in a time when the population was only 1,800. Coín entered the modern age in the twentieth century with the opening of the railway (now no longer in existence) that linked the locality with the city of Málaga (1913), and, in 1930, Alfonso XIII granted it the status of Ciudad (City) and its Town Hall the right to the appellation of “Excellent”.

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Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

795,000 €

Large and solid Finca with stables, huge garage and very well located with beautiful views!!!!It is distributed in 2 floors as follows:Ground floor: Entrance hall, cloakroom and storage room. Spacious living room with fireplace and access to the large porch and the sunny terrace. Fully equipped kitchen with dining table, pantry and access to the porch. 4 double…

Ref No: 744788 Price: 795,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Coín Living Area: 517 m² Plot size: 14537 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

790,000 €

Finca, Unfurnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Private, Pool: Private, Spanish Garden, Facing: North, South, East and West

Ref No: 506348 Price: 790,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Coín Living Area: 0 m² Plot size: 18000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

790,000 €

Recent reduction from 820.000€ to 790.000€ for a fast sale!!Finca in Coin with large plot crossed by a river, close to amenities, with total privacy and with 150 walnut trees besides orange trees and other fruit trees.It is distributed over 2 floors.Including living room with fireplace, equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet.Exterior: Large…

Ref No: 743902 Price: 790,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 1 Location: Coín Living Area: 310 m² Plot size: 19000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

750,000 €

A charming rural property comprising of two separate homes located on a 20,000sqm plot and set on the top of a hill with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The main house benefits from 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a spacious living room with access to the terrace & swimming pool, and a fully fitted kitchen-diner. Below the main home is…

Ref No: 593860 Price: 750,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Coín Living Area: 283 m² Plot size: 20799 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

695,000 €

Fabulous finca with AFO that enjoys a large plot of land mainly with fruit trees for own use. Crossed in part by the Nacimiento stream, with its own waterfall and natural pool. Completely fenced, with water from the Town Hall and own well for irrigation and swimming pool. Installation of drip irrigation for the most part. Two storage tanks (24,000 litres)…

Ref No: 776996 Price: 695,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Coín Living Area: 495 m² Plot size: 7000 m² Terrace size: 50 ²

Villa for sale in Las Delicias, Coín, Málaga, Spain

650,000 €

This large detached villa is situated in a cul-de-sac on a gated urbanization within easy access of the local town, International airport and the coast .The villa and plot are one of the largest on the development and it boasts a guest apartment beneath. The garden has a beautiful pool, summer house fully equipped with bar and kitchen, a Jacuzzi spa, double…

Ref No: 588373 Price: 650,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Las Delicias Living Area: 360 m² Plot size: 900 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Coín, Málaga, Spain

650,000 €

Modern and very spacious Villa located in an exclusive urbanization!!It is distributed in 3 floors as follows:Ground floor: Entrance hall, office, guest toilet, fully equipped kitchen with dining area and access to the terrace. Elegant living room with fireplace and access to the main terrace and another in the back.Upstairs: 2 large bedrooms en suite. Master…

Ref No: 746214 Price: 650,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Coín Living Area: 287 m² Plot size: 901 m² Terrace size: 50 ²
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