From Alhaurín there is a lovely
view over the "Hoya de Málaga" - Malaga's vale, full of lemon
trees and other fruit trees, which together looks like a vast carpet.
Almost all the town streets are narrow and winding. The Town Hall and the
church of the Vera Santa Cruz, are located in this square.
Fiestas of the area - As always in this region, Semana Santa (Holy Week)
is celebrated with gusto. Other important fiestas are Corpus Christ, the
Dia de la Virgen de Gracia on August 15th, and the feasts of
remains of a Roman settlement have been found near Alhaurin, belonging to
the time of Probo and Diocleciano emperors
In 1487, when the town was
conquered by the Christian Monarchs, the name of the town was Laurín, and
from then onward it was known as
Alhaurín el Grande.
Alhaurín was tax-exempt and was a royal village under the
Its most important monuments are the parish