Alcaucín

Alcaucín is situated on the western slopes of La Maroma  at the entrance to the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, close to the spectacular Zafarraya gap, where you can step out of Malaga and into Granada province!  The approximate translation of Al Cautín, now Alcaucin,  is “the Arches” possibly named because of the aqueduct!  At an altitude of 510 metres the village is approached either by driving up from Puente Don Manuel , across the valley through Venta Baja, or down from  Zafarraya through Espino where the views are absolutely stunning, with the lower green mountains covered in pine trees, almond groves, vineyards and orchards,  gradually rising up towards the rugged Boquete de Zafarraya which is often shrouded in cloud and the Colmenar ridge.  The village itself is typical of the area with narrow winding streets, whitewashed, sugar cube, stone houses and interior courtyards brimming with beautifully coloured flowers. On entering the village one of the first points of interest is the fountain with five jets of fresh mountain water inviting you to stoop down and drink! 

Village life centres around the pretty town square now renamed the Plaza de la Constitución with its 18th Century Parish Church of Nuestra  Señora del Rosario and the Town Hall. The earthquake on Christmas day in 1884 badly affected this village with loss of life as well as the destruction of property, roads and trails and the alteration of subterranean streams and if that wasn´t enough there was heavy snowfall that year preventing much needed help and assistance to the villagers. There are several bars and restaurants which serve both local and international cuisine and from the terrace of Azafran Oasis ( open Thursday through Sunday) you can admire the views of Lake Viñuela. 

The eight areas that make up this municipality are Puente Don Manuel, Los Morales, Los Cortijillos, Las Monjas, Venta Baja, Venta Alta, El Pilarejo and El Espino.  When you have finished your tour of the village you can walk back down the Paseo de las Barriadas and take your pick of any one of the decoratively tiled benches, which bear the names of these areas, to rest a while .  If strolling through the village hasn´t been exercise enough then why not take the challenge of reaching the highest point of the Axarquía by climbing to the top of La Maroma! Don´t forget you camera!

Properties for sale in Alcaucín, Spain

Found: 42 Properties

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Hotel : Alcaucín

895,000 €

NEW REDUCTION TO 895.000€!!!AN UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY!!Presenting a simply wonderful rural hotel/ retreat, compromising eight suites in

  • Reference: 742155
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Built size: 506 m²
  • Plot size: 6395 m²
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Finca : Alcaucín

895,000 €

NEW REDUCTION TO 895.000€!!AN UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY!!Presenting a simply wonderful rural hotel/ retreat, compromising eight suites in

  • Reference: 742464
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Built size: 506 m²
  • Plot size: 6395 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

445,000 €

A beautiful detached villa set on a ridge on the outskirts of the village of Alcaucin with good access and excellent views on a large plot of 11000 square

  • Reference: 381010
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 160 m²
  • Plot size: 11000 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

420,000 €

Large detached villa with stunning south facing views located in Alcaucin with private swimming pool, covered terrace and patio, independent guest house

  • Reference: 711529
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 204 m²
  • Plot size: 5000 m²
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Villa : Alcaucín

399,950 €

Absolutely fabulous stone house situated in a beautiful valley with views of the Natural Park at Alcaucin and Mount Maroma. This lovely property is approached

  • Reference: AS2214
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 202 m²
  • Plot size: 5100 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

379,000 €

* 3 bedrooms* 2 bathrooms* Fitted kitchen* Lounge & diner with fireplace* Private pool & terrace* 1 bed apartment* Mountain views* Sold

  • Reference: 249048
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 103 m²
  • Plot size: 1500 m²
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Villa : Alcaucín

375,000 €

Spacious beautiful villa built on two floors with a lovely mature garden set on various levels.This villa is located close to the village of Alcaucin

  • Reference: 709249
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 228 m²
  • Plot size: 5000 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

375,000 €

Magnificent villa (287 m2) in best construction quality and panoramic views in Alcaucin. Plot 1707 m2, 2 living rooms, large fitted kitchen with dining

  • Reference: 757883
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 287 m²
  • Plot size: 1707 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

365,000 €

* 3 bedrooms* 2 bathrooms* Fitted kitchen* Lounge / diner with fireplace* Private pool, terrace & garden* Fully furnished* Views to

  • Reference: 333056
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 112 m²
  • Plot size: 5130 m²
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Chalet : Alcaucín

359,000 €

Villa, 150 m², 5.500 m² plot, montain views, spacious dining lounge, american kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 badrooms (1 in suite), double glazing, instalation

  • Reference: 276357
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 150 m²
  • Plot size: 5500 m²
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