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Istán

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The territory of Istan is framed by the Sierra de las Nieves range and part of it is even included in the area that has been designated a biosphere reserve. Little more need be said to describe the ecological value of this area that is, moreover, overlooked by the Sierra Real range (1,331 metres) in the north, whose scenery competes with that of the La Zarina (1,141 metres) and Lastonar (1,260 metres) hills very near the coast.

The River Verde valley opens a path through these heights. Before reaching the La Concepcion reservoir it flows through such exceptionally attractive landscape as Dehesa de Bornoque, where cork oaks mix with gall oaks and even some Spanish firs, which shows how widely distributed this last species is in the Sierra de las Nieves. Closer to the village the valley takes in terraced lands where fruit trees and vegetables grow.

The River Verde valley opens a path through these heights. Before reaching the La Concepción reservoir, it flows through the exceptionally attractive landscape of Dehesa de Bornoque, where cork oaks mix with gall oaks and even some Spanish firs, showing how widely distributed this last species is in the Sierra de las Nieves. Closer to the village the valley takes in terraced lands where fruit trees and vegetables grow.

The area’s first settlers were Muslims who, in the time of Omar Ben Hafsun, occupied the Arboto fort that was located in a place known as Plaza de Armas. The actual foundation of Istán, however, was in the mid-fifteenth century when the Christian troops under the command of Saavedra Urdiales prepared an attack on the Arboto fortress in 1448. After a battle on the banks of the River Verde, the defeated Arabs fled to the present site of Istán, whose name apparently means “the highest place”. Here they built a new fortress of which some ruins still remain, and the village’s first houses sprang up next to this bastion.

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When the Moorish rebellion erupted in 1568, Istán did not hesitate to take a very active part in it, since the lord of the village was the person who was in charge of fermenting the rebellion not only in the coastal zone but also in the Ronda highlands. Realising the gravity of the situation, Felipe II dispatched Luis Ponce de Leon, who finally put an end to the uprising. With the outbreak squashed and the Moors driven out, Istán was repopulated with Christians, many of whom came from Murcia and spoke the “Panocho” dialect, and this term was applied as a nickname to the residents of Istán.

28 Properties

28 properties found

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

3,200,000 €

PRICE REDUCED FROM 3.500.000€ TO 3.200.000€ FOR A QUICK SALELuxurious Andalusian style mansion on a 12,000 meter plot, located in the protected area of the Sierra Blanca nature reserve. The house has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, several recreation areas and even an observation tower. The villa is made in the original style and completely refurbished of the…

Ref No: CAV5416 Price: 3,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Istán Living Area: 895 m² Plot size: 12080 m² Terrace size: 35 ²

Hotel for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,900,000 €

Casa Rural el Balatín offers charming houses in Istán, on the outskirts of the Sierra de las Nieves natural park. This property is located in a picturesque and peaceful setting, next to the Verde River. Casa Rural el Balatin´s houses are made of stone and wood and open onto a garden. They have traditional décor and exposed beams. They have a solar energy…

Ref No: 782300 Price: 1,900,000 € Property type: Hotel Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Istán Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 15000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Finca for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,850,000 €

Finca for sale close to Puerto Banus and Marbella Golden Mile. Full of character, the finca is located at 5 minutes away from the famous Puerto Banus and the Marbella Golden Mile, making it the perfect retreat from all the glamour and noise from the city. This property has an incredible potential for renovation and if converted into a contemporary style home…

Ref No: 781096 Price: 1,850,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Istán Living Area: 608 m² Plot size: 4546 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,450,000 €

Wonderful family villa overlooking the sea, mountains. This villa is located in a gated community with 24 hour security, in the hills above Marbella. It has the same views from all floors.The house is distributed on 3 floors and it is built with high quality materials to improve your stay.From the entrance you can access directly to the upstairs or we can…

Ref No: 745673 Price: 1,450,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 1500 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,450,000 €

Elegant villa with Superb views and close to Puerto Banus for sale. With South-West orientation, this four bedroom villa is located at less than 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus and the Golden Mile. Enjoying of stunning panoramic views over the Istan´s lake towards the Mediterranean Sea. The community offers 24hs security. Built on three floors, accommodation…

Ref No: 755851 Price: 1,450,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 421 m² Plot size: 1500 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,330,000 €

An amazing modern villa, built to the highest of qualities in the Sierra Blanca Country Club gated urbanization. Stunning views to the sea, this beautiful villa has a gallery with 2 bedrooms upstairs and another one on the main floor. Altogether 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a cloakroom. Very modern open kitchen which opens onto the dining and the fabulous views…

Ref No: 674924 Price: 1,330,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Istán Living Area: 240 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

High quality villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, a prime 24h gated community 10 minutes from Puerto Banus, with envious panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. Enjoying an elevated south west facing position and surrounded by peace and tranquillity, this exclusive home comprises of a grand living room with fireplace, dining room,…

Ref No: 724005 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²
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