Information about 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 bydriving 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 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!

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Properties in Alcaucín

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787951 AD200

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Fantastic licensed boutique B&B on the outskirts of National Park

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Built size: 367 m²
  • Ref: AD200
795,000 € View more
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763418 AA049

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Very popular Restaurant and Bar with large house and 2 apartments in the centre of Alcaucin

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 378 m²
  • Ref: AA049
649,000 € View more
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789935 789935

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Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 330 m²
  • Ref: 789935
489,000 € View more
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501736 AS2214

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Absolutely fabulous stone house situated in a beautiful valley with views of the Natural Park at Alcaucin and Mount Maroma

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 202 m²
  • Ref: AS2214
395,000 € View more
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249048 249048

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Detached Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 103 m²
  • Ref: 249048
379,000 € View more
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333056 333056

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Detached Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 112 m²
  • Ref: 333056
365,000 € View more
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757883 757883

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Detached Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 287 m²
  • Ref: 757883
350,000 € View more
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511904 511904

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Detached Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 130 m²
  • Ref: 511904
330,000 € View more
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583691 AS2522

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Beautiful and modern, detached villa with concrete entrance with double entrance door. Extra parking area, incredible views of the mountains.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 135 m²
  • Ref: AS2522
325,000 € View more
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593701 593701

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Detached Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 130 m²
  • Ref: 593701
325,000 € View more
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775007 AD118

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Large villa near Alcaucin with fabulous mountain views and seperate guest apartments

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Built size: 715 m²
  • Ref: AD118
325,000 € View more
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781948 781948

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Villa for sale in Alcaucín

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Ref: 781948
325,000 € View more
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