Finca for sale in Álora
- Built255 m2
- Plot4300 m2
Buy house in the village of Carratraca (Malaga). Is distributed in living room, kitchen with pantry and fireplace, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, patio. Besides the main house has other -a different stays closed and covered to which is also accessed by another street level-, which would allow its extension and adaptation well as other dwelling or using the space as a site for building a new home, making appropriate adjustments for it. Its orientation is southwest and has magnificent views of the Sierra de Alcaparain.
In addition, with the above property an estate of 4.100m2 is transmitted. mainly rainfed containing a portion of irrigation, accessible by paved road and rail about 200 meters long that crosses road. It has a spring that supplies a pool watering a garden with olive trees and vines, but is entitled to water from a dam in a nearby stream. The village of Carratraca is 45 km away from the A-357 from Malaga, being superbly connected to the cosmopolitan Costa del Sol and the city of Marbella.; so the car ride is covered in just 30 minutes.
Carratraca is a benchmark of health tourism for more than two centuries ago, although the properties of sulfur springs were discovered much earlier. The origin of its famous resort is situated in the Roman baths and the Arab baths, which were created in the municipality to take advantage of the powers of its medicinal mineral springs. The population has been declared of Cultural Interest. It is very interesting to visit the spa opened in 1,855; the mansion of Mrs. Trinidad Grund.; the bullring inaugurated in 1878 and the church of Ntra. Mrs. Health. In its surroundings you can visit the swamp of Conde de Guadalhorce and Caminito del Rey.
- Area Info: Álora Guide
Gateway to Spectacular Caminito del Rey
Dating to Phoenician times, Álora has retained its distinctive “sleepy village” character despite the rapid transformation of this once indomitably bucolic corner of Spain. It recent years, however, its main claim to global fame has been linked to a much more recent history.
The famous Caminito del Rey is located between the neighbouring Ardales, Antequera and Álora municipalities, and visitors travelling by train to the sweeping boardwalks above Gaitanes Gorge arrive at the El Chorro railway station in Álora – before continuing their dramatic journey on foot.
Álora has another ace up its sleeve: the picturesque lakes at El Chorro are just 12 kilometres away, with unspoilt gorges, gently shelving shores and water so clear you could bottle it. Spend the day swimming, canoeing and picnicking in this wonderful semi-wilderness and you will be immediately planning a return trip.
Back in the village, your day can be filled by taking a testing walk up to the fifth century castle, which commands breathtaking views across Guadalhorce Valley. There you can learn about the village's history as a mountain-top garrison, before descending back into the citrus-lined streets to enjoy the relaxed “pueblo” atmosphere.
Evenings in Álora are all about enjoying the delectable local cuisine that is a pre-eminent staple in pretty much every restaurant in the village, fresh and well-affordable dishes that include “sopa perota” (a hearty vegetable soup) – all, of course, washed down with local wine that is grown and produced in the surrounding valleys.
Meanwhile, for a touch of glamorous Marbella-style pampering, the Villa Padierna Thermas Hotel in neighbouring Carratraca sources the famous local thermal waters to provide a five-star mineral-medicinal spa experience for guests.
The origins of the thermal spa baths date to the 18th century when the healing powers of the sulphurous waters and natural springs surrounding the settlement gained a reputation as “miracle” waters. The spa at Carratraca was built by the Earl of Teba, father of the Empress of France, Eugenia de Montijo (wife of Napoleon III), and subsequently attracted such luminaries as Lord Byron and Rainer Maria Rilke. The waters’ recuperative properties have actually been recognised even further back, since Roman times, when warriors would travel to the village to rest their souls and heal their wounds.