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: 43 Properties

787951 AD200 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Alcaucín

795,000 €

  • Reference: AD200
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Built size: 367 m²
  • Plot size: 3600 m²
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Country Home : Alcaucín

795,000 €

Beautifully renovated cortijo located at the foot of the nature park on a southwest-oriented hill slope. A beautiful driveway, flanked by tall cypresses

  • Reference: 787968
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Built size: 367 m²
  • Plot size: 3500 m²
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Bar and Restaurant : Alcaucín

649,000 €

Unique opportunity to buy this very successful family run restaurant in the centre of Alcaucin together with a large house attached to the restaurant and

  • Reference: AA049
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Built size: 378 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Detached Villa : Alcaucín

595,000 €

This stunning detached villa with 6 bedrooms, private swimming pool and 6000m2 garden is located just 10 minutes walk from the village of Alcaucin.

  • Reference: 775322
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Built size: 360 m²
  • Plot size: 6000 m²
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Villa : Alcaucín

489,000 €

Large, detached country villa, bespoked designed with full disabled access to the lower floor. Spacious rooms throughout, with generous lounge/diner and

  • Reference: 789935
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 330 m²
  • Plot size: 16000 m²
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381010 381010 view shortlist (0)
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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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Villa : Alcaucín

399,950 €

Very large country property with beautiful views over the valley and the mountains. This villa consists out of two parts. On the first floor you can

  • Reference: 762962
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 229 m²
  • Plot size: 5200 m²
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501736 AS2214 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Alcaucín

395,000 €

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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789500 789500 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Alcaucín

395,000 €

Very high quality and uniquely built villa situated on a sloping hill between the olive orchards and with fantastic access road. This property was designed

  • Reference: 789500
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 202 m²
  • Plot size: 4805 m²
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764052 764052 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Alcaucín

390,000 €

Beautiful quality built villa, located in a rural setting and overlooking the valley towards the natural park. At just 10 minutes' drive from the nearest

  • Reference: 764052
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 247 m²
  • Plot size: 1960 m²
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