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Al Haurin De La Torre guide
Waar ligt Al Haurin De La Torre?
Alhaurin de la Torre is a large city with small villages in the vicinity, located in the Andalusian province of Malaga. It is a modern and cheerful city, yet retains its traditional heritage.
There are parks, squares and playgrounds throughout the city, ideal for a family holiday. Parts of the city are mazes of traditional whitewashed terraced houses, some of which date back to Moorish times.
Alhaurin de la Torre is perfect for those who want to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the coast. is far enough away from the busy resorts to not be affected by them, yet close enough so that the lifestyle of the resort can be enjoyed when the fancy takes you away.
Alhaurin de la Torre is very close to Malaga Airport, halfway between the city of Malaga and Torremolinos. The city is about 10 kilometers away from the coastline and 15 minutes by car.
Phoenician traders were the first settlers in the area, they industrialised the area with silver and lead mines, much later the Moors settled here and the city continued to flourish. When the Christians took Alhaurin, they called it the Garden of Allah (Alhaurin) and the city was facing a new blossoming of settlers.
There are some interesting monuments in Alhaurin de la Torre, including the old church of El Alamillo from 1875 and the Finca el Porton from the beginning of the century, where you can walk through the gardens and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna.
The nearest beaches are those of La Colina, a suburb east of Torremolinos. The drive down takes about 15 minutes.
The nearest golf courses to Alhaurin de la Torre are Lauro Golf and Parador Golf in Malaga. Lauro Golf is a domestic golf course, and one of the best value for money courses on the Costa del Golf, they have a 27 hole golf course designed by Falco Nardi. Parador Golf in Malaga is the oldest course on the Costa del Sol; a wooded course right on the beach, where also many colorful birds live.
The cuisine of Alhaurin de la Torre is typical of the region, with lots of seafood and rice on the menu. There are plenty of tapas bars, restaurants and cafes in the city and a variety of local and international gastronomy.
Tapas are a great way to enjoy a relaxing meal, and although the portions are of course small, there are no limits to the number of portions you can have. Traditional bars often give you a small amount of tapas for free with a caña (small beer).
Alhaurin de la Torre enjoys the subtropical Mediterranean climate with warm summers and warm winters. A cooling sea breeze makes the summer heat manageable, with temperatures averaging 32ºC in the summer.