What to do in Alhaurín de la Torre
The town of Alhaurín de la Torre
Just 20 kilometers from Málaga capital and 10 kilometers from the beaches of Torremolinos, Alhaurín de la Torre is a perfect destination for a relaxed visit in the surroundings of the Guadalhorce Valley, enjoy a good meal or a day of golf. Its proximity to large urban centers and the large number of green areas make many people in Malaga choose Alhaurín de la Torre to live. A municipality that has known how to integrate new neighbors and maintain their traditions and their identity.
In spite of the great urban growth, you will discover that the historic center of Alhaurín de la Torre preserves corners of great beauty and buildings that inherit their past. One of these constructions is the church of San Sebastián, patron saint of the municipality. This neoclassical church was completely rebuilt after the great earthquake that devastated the province in the 19th century.
Alhaurín de la Torre invites you to take a tour through the history of the province, starting with the archaeological sites of the Roman era. He has found pottery, parts of walls and remains of luxury homes. You will also discover its Muslim past in the Cortijo de Mollina, where remains of an old farm and a tower were found.
As an architectural work with a public function we find the old aqueduct of the Fuente del Rey, of which only the Arcos de Zapata are conserved. Although it was built in the 18th century to transport water from a spring in Churriana to the capital, this aqueduct was never completed.
Finally, we reached the nineteenth century with the Casa Refugio de Torrijos, the place where the army of Ferdinand VII captured General José María de Torrijos after his uprising against absolutism in 1831.
There is a lot to see in the area. For a family holiday with children, you can enjoy the Aqualand and Crocodile Park in Torremolinos, or the Tivoli World amusement park, 15 minutes away by car. For those who want to admire the typical Andalusian landscape, do not miss the city of Mijas, 20 minutes by car, Marbella, 40 minutes and the stunning city of Ronda in about 1 hour. And if you are willing to move a bit more, do not miss the opportunity to go to Granada and Córdoba (1 hour and 15 minutes), Gibraltar (1 hour and 30 minutes) and Seville (2 hours).