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Alhaurin el Grande is located in Malaga Region , Andalucia

Alhaurin el Grande is located on the north side of the Sierra de Mijas at a height of 326 metres above sea level, with a climate of mild winters and hot summers and more than a third of the days per year have sunshine. It is 29 km from Málaga and 18 km from Marbella. Its inhabitants are known as alhaurinos or laurinos. It is the thirteenth largest city in the entire province of Málaga in population.

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24315 residents

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Schools

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Antequera 75Km Málaga 33km Granada 157km Sevilla 187km

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20km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 30 min

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136km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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189km to Sevilla

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Local Information

Alhaurin el Grande Coat of Arms Malaga Andalucia
Ayuntamiento de Alhaurín el Grande

Calle Convento, s/n, 29120 Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga) Telephone: 952-490-000  Web: http://www.alhaurinelgrande.es

http://www.alhaurinelgrande.es/

 

Alhaurin el Grande Landscape Malaga Andalucia
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Alhaurin el Grande information

Alhaurin el Grande is one of the towns of Malaga Province, in Andalucía region. The origin of the name was given by the Arabs, who called it "Alhaurín", where the Catholic Monarchs added "el Grande" to distinguish it from the neighbouring town of Alhaurín de la Torre after the conquest of both sites in 1485.

Traces of different civilizations have been found, from the oldest to abundant Roman and Moorish remains. The municipality of Alhaurín el Grande has seen the history of Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans,Visigoths and Arabs that have settled nearby.

In the forested areas southeast of Alhaurín el Grande, there are traces of Neolithic occupation, witness to the long history of human habitation of the area.

Alhaurin el Grande church Malaga Andalucia

The agricultural growth of the place took a big leap in quality with the arrival of the Greeks, who left their methods of cultivating the land, olive trees and the pruning of grafted vines.

By the time the Romans arrived, the tiny Iberian settlement in the Sierra de Mijas was already well established, but it had a name the Romans chose not to keep, 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 centre of the village and the hills are still dotted with their remains. There is also evidence of the existence of different settlements in various parts of the place names of Alhaurín el Grande, such as: Dehesa Baja Camino de Coín o la Alquería during the Roman period. The most important are those beig that of the Fuente del Sol and Huerta del Niño, named after a burial with a tombstone of a young Roman having been discovered. Numerous Roman remains and objects such as columns, ceramics and coins have been found.

Arabs also gave the town a new name, Alhaurín, meaning "Garden of Allah". Like the Romans before them, they linked the township to a second town to which they gave the same name, the two now being known as Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre. To the Romans the town names had been Lauro Nova and Lauro Vetus.  The castle was destroyed in the Reconquista, but at least the village survived.

Alhaurin el Grande church Malaga Andalucia

Fiestas

Feria. It takes place at the end of May and during five days there are lots of activities and events in the town. During the day, a fair takes place in the main streets of the Historical centre of the town. During evening hours the Feria is moved to Parque Ferial, where typical fair attractions and concerts take place.

Ntra Sra de Gracia.  Her festivity is celebrated on August 15th. Some days before, she visits the neighborhoods of the town, where people organize religious events and processions. The last event is a procession when all the people from the town participate.

Romería del Cristo de la Agonía.  This pilgrimage is to honor Cristo de la Agonía. It is celebrated in the middle of September and all the people from the town take part. The celebration begins with the departure from the hermitage of decorated carriages who accompany the Christ to the countryside, where people spend the night partying, with music and dancing.

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