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Alhaurin el Grande

Villages in Málaga

Alhaurin el Grande

Alhaurin el Grande is located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas, overlooking the beautiful Guadalhorce Valley, its territory is populated by citrus orchards and gardens. The Arabs called it “Alhaurin”, and the Catholic Monarchs added “el Grande” (“the Great”) to distinguish it from its neighbour Alhaurín de la Torre. The best things to see are the sites of the river Fahala, Barranco Blanco with its waterfalls and lakes, set in rugged landscape, the viewpoint of the Cuesta de la Palma, and the golf course

The town of Alhaurin el Grande has characteristics which fall within the familiar Mediterranean climate. It has 2,900 hours of sunshine a year. This climate prevails in most of Andalucia. There is little rain in the area, and it mostly occurs in the final months of autumn, late winter, and early spring. Average rainfall is 636 litres per square metre. Temperatures are mild throughout the year, and often cold in winter and hot in summer. The average is 17 degrees Celsius.

In the town of Alhaurin el Grande, traces have been found of different civilizations, from the very oldest to the abundant remains of Roman and Arabic culture.

The town had a Muslim presence and, to date, still holds traces of Arabic culture. Archaeological remains have been found which explain the importance of the municipality as a strategic location, especially in the watchtowers (of which little is preserved) but seem to justify an important role within the historical framework of ancient Al-Andalus.

Alhaurin el Grande Monuments

Arco del Cobertizo
Town Hall
Roman Column
Shrine of la Santa Veracruz
Shrine of San Sebastián
Shrine of the Cristo de la Agonia
Fahala Fortress
Fountain Lucena or de Los Doce Caños
Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnacion Parish Church
Molino de la Paca
Molino Morisco de Los Corchos
Urique Watchtower
Shrine of San Antón

Alhaurin el Grande Gastronomy

Typical of the cuisine of Alhaurín el Grande are: Aloreña olives, allullas, bollos de aceite, cachorreñas, mojete, sausages, dumplings, gachas cachorreñas, winter gazpacho, migas, macaroons, roscos de huevo, etc.

Getting to Alhaurin el Grande

By the county road C-344, at 29 Km, passing through Alhaurín de la Torre.
By the MA-425 provincial road, at 30 km, passing through Cártama.

From the Costa del Sol:

On the Marbella-Coin road, at 35 km
By the MA-485 road, at 25 km from Fuengirola, through one of the most beautiful roads in the province.
By the MA-426 road, at 20 km


Coín 7,5 km
Álora 25 km
Málaga 31 km
Marbella 34 km

Alhaurin el Grande

San Sebastián Chapel in Alhaurin el Grande

Alhaurin el Grande

Alhaurin el Grande Town Hall

Fountain in Alhaurin el Grande

Alhaurín el Grande Town Hall

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