Maro

Maro is a small village at the far eastern end of the Axarquia almost joining on to the much larger town of Nerja. In fact the Caves of Nerja are just outside Maro! When driving through the village and down towards the shore the most significant building is The Mill at Maro which is now sadly in a ruinous state but the powerful buttress or “friendly foot” still underpins the building at the side of the ravine as it looms majestically out towards the sea almost daring pirates to land on the beach below. It is quite remarkable in its structure built from travertine stone that has stood the test of time. Originally built in 1585 the factory was still working until a fire put an end to its useful life in the 1860´s. Felipe de Armengol constructed the first sugar device in the area after deciding to cultivate sugar cane farming and a road was opened between Maro and Granada across the Sierra de Almijara Mountains.

The San Joaquin Sugar Mill which was builit in 1884 is located between Nerja and Maro on the old coast road and although now derelict is still an awesome sight. As is the nearby Aqueduct of El Aguila which is currently being renovated and sits beneath an enourmous net. It has 37 round arches on four floors.

Once in the small village of Maro you will find the Eclectic style Church of Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas which is believed to have been built on a previous structure and finished by the end of the 17th century. Its single nave with a wooden beamed ceiling was restored in 1887. The tower has a pyramidal steeple with a small belfry in front. On the day of my visit the wooden doors were invitingly open and I managed to photograph the image of the Virgin of Las Maravillas the patron saint of Maro. Once outside this lovely Church of our Lady of Wonders there is a bar where you can rest and recuperate before visiting the most famous site of the area, the subterranean Caves of Nerja which were discovered by three boys on 12 January 1959. There is a statue of them rock climbing at the entrance to the Caves which has become a huge tourist attraction with more than 15 million visitors who have not only come to admire the caves but also to watch ballet and opera during the International Festival of Music and Dance. The president of the Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Hilario López, received the Tenth Mediterranean Culture Award in commemoration of its 50th anniversary.

Properties for sale in Maro, Spain

Found: 12 Properties

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Chalet : Maro

1,495,000 €

Magnificent detached villa, designed by the present owner, situated in the nature park near the Nerja caves. This very spacious house has 520m², 6 bedrooms

  • Reference: 679510
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Built size: 520 m²
  • Plot size: 4000 m²
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Villa : Maro

699,000 €

Fabulous villa with beautiful gardens and magnificent views.Spacious living and dining room with a lovely fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen open

  • Reference: 648623
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Plot size: 720 m²
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Villa : Maro

520,000 €

This lovely detached south-east facing villa is situated in the tranquil area of Puente del Agüila, on the way to Nerja´s famous Caves. It enjoys panoramic

  • Reference: 360231
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 215 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Detached Villa : Maro

395,000 €

This spacious detached villa is located on a sought after urbanisation in Maro on the outskirts of Nerja. The property is south facing and has a sea view

  • Reference: 780798
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 140 m²
  • Plot size: 350 m²
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Townhouse : Maro

380,000 €

This newly built large townhouse features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off street parking and a roof terrace with views to the sea and to Nerja.The property

  • Reference: 754077
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 253 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Villa : Maro

295,000 €

This two bedroom semi-detached villa is located close to the village of Maro with a large terrace and patio garden, garage and sea views.The property

  • Reference: 784508
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Built size: 68 m²
  • Plot size: 240 m²
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Townhouse : Maro

290,000 €

Newly built house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms & W.C., study, large basement and small garden in Maro, near Nerja. Sea views from the various terraces

  • Reference: 754864
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 170 m²
  • Plot size: 248 m²
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Building Plot : Maro

210,000 €

Plot of 1375 m² next to the Caves of Nerja in Maro with 460 m² buildable for the construction of 3 houses. Great investment opportunity!The plot is

  • Reference: 775089
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Built size: 460 m²
  • Plot size: 1375 m²
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Townhouse : Maro

160,000 €

Fantastic opportunity! House to reform in the most central street of Maro with wonderful views of the sea, the mountains and the main square of Maro.

  • Reference: 779505
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 126 m²
  • Plot size: 87 m²
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Commercial : Maro

126,000 €

The basement / garage area of a recently constructed apartment block in Maro, with electronic remote controlled door.

  • Reference: 502013
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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