Where is Alhaurín el Grande located
Alhaurín el Grande is located 42km from Malaga capital with a population of 24.705 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 73,1km square
Denonym of the people of Alhaurín el Grande
The inhabitants are called “alhaurino or alhaurina“.
Monuments and places of interest in Alhaurín el Grande
- Hermitage of Santa Vera-Cruz: Documents and historical references affirms that the hermitage in 1542 already existed. In 1750 it was ceded to the Franciscans who would be expelled later during the Napoleonic invasion, who would use the hermitage as a warehouse and barracks.
Defeated the French in their retreat they blew up the building on August 27 in 1812, where 104 neighbors died, which turns this event into the blackest day of Alhaurín el Grande. The hermitage as we know it today was built in 1921 in a neo-Gothic style. During the Spanish Civil War most of its heritage was destroyed.
- Hermitage of Christ of Agony
- Hermitage of San Antón
- Hermitage of San Sebastian
- Church of Nuestra Señora de Encarnación: The temple was built in 1505 on the ruins of an arab mosque.
- Los Corchos Moorish Mill: Located on the banks of the Fahala River, this hydraulic cube flour mill has been located since the 15th century. Between 1905 and 1941 it was already used to grind cork for use in the transport of grapes.
- Fahala Castle: The Fahala castle ruin is currently a Nasrid walled enclosure in the elevated area of Alhaurín el Grande.
Hurique Tower: The 13 meter high tower built in XIV and XV during the last Muslim emirate. Being one of the two that are preserved in the province of Malaga.
- Cuevas del Convento: In 2001, five chambers and a crypt were discovered that could have been a basement of a castle, stables or cellars. They served with certainty as a warehouse for the Franciscan monks and sheltered poor families.
- Oil Museum: Founded in 2003 for the production of organic extra virgin olive oil without losing the Málaga tradition. They make excursions for people interested in oleotourism.