La Villa Serena
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in Álora, Spain
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Villa to rent in Álora, Spain
Villa overview - owner's description
A holidays villa for relax located in a quiet area round olives trees. Swimming pool, BBC area, 3 bedrooms, 2 km from alora village, massages available, fireplace, family villa,
Short drive from Desfiladero de los Gaitanes natural park, a haven for rock climbers and the Guadalhorce dam lake is an amazing place to relax, go for a swim, have a picnic in the shade of pine trees. La Villa serena offers you exploration of the traditional Spain. Ronda, Mijas and the beaches and other tourist attractions are within an hour drive. The owner speaks English and always there to help you with anything you might need for a pleasant holiday.
having been found in the area.
The Municipality of Alora is situated northeast of the Guadalhorce valley region, 40 kilometres from the capital of the province and 78 kilometres from Ronda. The village is located about 200 meters above sea level. Average annual rainfall is 580 l / m 2 and average temperature 16.6 ° C.
The history of Alora goes back to prehistory in the Hoyo del Conde, a little over a mile from the city. The ecological environment (hunting, water, natural protection) favoured these lands until the Tartars and the Phoenicians discovered the great commercial potential of the area.
Phoenician artifacts were found under the foundations of the castle, the Romans later took advantage of these fortifications. The Roman presence has left important marks on these lands, from the mile-stone that marked the Roman road which was called Municipium Iluritanum (year 79 BC) to various remains which prove that Alora was under Roman law and occupation, with the name of Iluro.
Alora, which knew a great prosperity at this time, had military rulers who paid tribute to Rome, traces of these high-ranking families could later be found in Rome itself. During the Visigothic period the core of the fortress was built, and later expanded by the Arabs, soon after this Alora came under the rule of the Iberian peninsula. (During this period the rebellion of Omar Ben Hafsun took place, and the proximity of Bobastro (his stronghold) had a significant effect on the population of these lands).
Throughout the Middle Ages the Christian kings tried in vain to take the village of Alora, which resisted each and every attack. In one of these attacks, in 1434, the Governor of Andalusia, Don Diego de Rivera, was killed at the foot of the ramparts, tragic news that was responsible for spreading the ballads known as the Romance of Alora that is reproduced in a plate of Castillo. The square, and so the village, fell to the troops of the Catholic king in 1484. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries gave remarkable prosperity Álora, favoured by the presence of many distinguished people who lived or visited the village. In 1628, Alora was separated from the municipality of Malaga "forever" in the minutes signed by Felipe IV.
Castillo de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación
Convent of Our Lady of Flores
Ermita de Santa Brigida (hermitage)
Iglesia de la Veracruz (church)
Ntro Church. Father Jesus praying in the Garden
Parish Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Tajo de la Encantada Dam
Among the most typical dishes is the soup “ Álora perotas” (they tend to be eaten accompanied by seasonal fruit such as grapes, pears, and oranges and cucumbers, olives, and raw onion). In winter,a porridge with bread crumbs is served. In summer, paprika, in an exquisite variety of gazpacho, gazpacho and pipirrana, and asparagus omelette. Typical pork products are loin with homemade bread in lard and various pork sausages. Desserts include homemade jams, pies, sweet potato powder, donuts from the oven and a single horchata: hazelnut ice cream.
From Malaga, take the A-357 and continue on the A-343, six miles later you will find Alora.
Malaga 41 km
Granada 144 km
Ronda 72 km
Pizarra 9 km
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Outside this villa in Álora, SpainThis villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
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Updated 1 August 2017
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3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed, 1 single bed
- 1 double bed
There is also 1 single sofa bed
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
Private pool, Size 8m x 3m
CD player, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, Spanish, Local
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Oven, Toaster
Barbecue, Parking, Private garden
Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Smoking
Private Owner From Alora, Spain Member since Mar 2015
Past bookings: 1 booking
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within 8 days
Last logged in: 8 months ago
Number of properties: 1