Alhaurín el Grande is located on the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas, dominating the splendid Guadalhorce Valley, its territory is populated by citrus fruits, fruit trees and orchards.
It borders on the neighbouring municipalities of Coín, Cártama, Alhaurín de la Torre and Mijas.
The Arabs called it “Alhaurín”, and after the Catholic Monarchs they added “el grande” to distinguish it from its neighbour Alhaurín de la Torre.
Authentic recreation for the view are the spots on the banks of the river Fahala, Barranco Blanco with its waterfalls and wild landscape lakes, the viewpoint of the Cuesta de la Palma, the golf course.
The municipality of Alhaurín el Grande has characteristics that classify it within the well-known Mediterranean climate. It has 2,900 hours of sunshine a year.
This climate predominates in most of Andalusia. Rainfall is scarce in the area and occurs in the late autumn, late winter and early spring. Average rainfall is 636 litres per square metre.
Temperatures are mild throughout the year and are usually cold in winter and hot in summer. The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius.
In the municipality of Alhaurín el Grande, remains of different civilisations have been found, from the oldest to abundant Roman and Arab remains.
It is a town with a Muslim presence and which today still houses remains of Arab culture, archaeological remains that explain the importance of the municipality as a strategic enclave, above all because of the watchtowers of which little is preserved, but which come to justify an important role within the historical framework of the ancient Al-Andalus.
Gastronomy of Alhaurín el Grande
Typical in the gastronomy of Alhaurín el Grande are Aloreña olives, allullas, oil buns, cachorreñas, mojete, sausages, empanadillas, cachorreñas gachas, winter gazpacho, migas, mostachones, roscos de huevo, etc.