Alhaurin de la Torre

Welcome to Alhaurín de la Torre, a hidden corner in the sunny province of Malaga! This charming municipality, located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, is a treasure to discover. With a rich history dating back to Roman times, Alhaurín de la Torre is a melting pot of cultures and traditions that are reflected in its architecture, its festivals, and its gastronomy.

From its cobbled streets to its green gardens, every corner of Alhaurín de la Torre has a story to tell.

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History

alhaurin de la torre cathedral malagaAlhaurín de la Torre, a place with a rich history dating back to ancient times. It was colonized by the Phoenicians between 1000 and 700 BC, who established factories and extracted minerals such as iron and copper. Here Lauros Vetus, a rival of Julius Caesar, was assassinated.

Archaeological remains from the Roman era, such as mosaics, ceramics, and coins, are still preserved. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Arabs created a new urban center, known as Alhaurein, of which some walls are still preserved.

The Christian conquest in 1482 devastated the gardens and Arab constructions. In the 18th century, the construction of an unfinished aqueduct began, the remains of which still stand and house the houses known as Arcos de Zapata.

alhaurin de la torre church malaga andaluciaAt the end of the 19th century, a phylloxera epidemic wiped out most of the village's vines. However, Alhaurín de la Torre experienced significant growth in the second half of the 20th century, transforming from a small farming village to the vibrant locality it is today.

Tourist Attractions

Alhaurín de la Torre is a place full of tourist attractions that will allow you to immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. Here are some of the most outstanding:

  • Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves: A must-see place for nature lovers, where you can enjoy impressive landscapes and a wide variety of flora and fauna. (Map)
  • Ruins of the Fuensanta convent: The monastery existed in Alhaurín de la Torre from 1604 to 1835. (Map)
  • Sunview Park Zip Line: For the more adventurous, this zip line offers an exciting experience and unparalleled views. (Map)
  • Oriental Garden Bienquerido: A beautiful garden that offers a quiet space to relax and enjoy nature. (Map)
  • Lauro Golf: For golf lovers, this course offers a pleasant challenge in a beautiful environment. (Map)
  • Equestrian Center: A place where you can enjoy a horse ride in a natural environment. There are many options in the area, one of the closest is the Victor López Equestrian Center (Map)

Local fairs and festivals

Alhaurin de la Torre fairs and festivities

Alhaurín de la Torre is known for its vibrant fairs and festivals that attract visitors from all over. Here are some of the most outstanding:

  • Festivities and Fair of San Juan: This is one of the most important celebrations of Alhaurín de la Torre. It is celebrated on June 21 with a full program of activities.
  • Fair and Festivities Santa Amalia: This fair is celebrated from July 7 to 9 and offers a wide program of activities.
  • San Juan Bautista Fair for pensioners and retirees: This fair is celebrated on June 20 and offers a variety of activities for the elderly.

You can check all the events and festivities that take place on the official page: https://alhaurindelatorre.es/agenda/

Other festivals in Alhaurin de la Torre:

  • Procession of the Three Wise Men: 5th of January
  • The festivity of the winter Pattern, San Sebastián: 20th January.
  • Day of the 'Virgen de la Candelaria': 2nd February.
  • Carnival: Between February and March
  • The festivity of the summer Pattern, San Juan Bautista: 24th June.

Gastronomy

The gastronomy of Alhaurín de la Torre is a delicious representation of the Mediterranean diet, known for being varied, healthy, and balanced. The local food is a mix of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, with a very own and characteristic touch of Alhaurín de la Torre. The dishes of Alhaurín de la Torre have reminiscences of its Arab past, which adds a unique flavor to its cuisine.

Some of the local specialties include the grill, seafood, healthy food, and of course, the delicious Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. So whether you're looking to try authentic Spanish paella, enjoy a tapa at a local bar, or delight in a dish of fresh seafood.

Alhaurin de la Torre phone numbers

The following phone numbers could be useful for you in case you are travelling to Alhaurin de la Torre:

  • Guardia Civil phone: +34-952 41 00 08
  • Health center phone: +34-908 41 46 19
  • Taxi service phone: +34-952 41 04 44
  • Town council phone: +34-952 41 00 05

Get to Alhaurin de la Torre

There are several bus lines that connect with Alhaurin de la Torre

  • M-101 Urban line
  • M-102 Urban line
  • M-132 Malaga - Alhaurin de la Torre
  • M-133 Pinos de alhaurin - Alhaurin de la Torre
  • M-135 Malaga - Santa Amalia
  • M-136 Cartama - Alhaurin de la Torre
  • M-140 Cartama - Alhaurin de la Torre - Torremolinos (only available in summer)
  • M-143 Alhaurin de la Torre - Teatinos (only available from October to June)
  • M-230 Malaga-Coin

We recommend to have an own vehicle for a greater comfort on our journeys, check o ur prices on our website. More information about bus lines at https://ctmam.es/

The map below shows where is Alhaurin de la Torre, for getting there you can check this link:

Tourist information about Alhaurin de la Torre:

Town council: Avda. España, 7 - 29130.
Phone: +34 952 41 35 29
Official website: Ayuntamiento de Alhaurin de la Torre.


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