About Churriana, near Alhaurin de la Torre, Málaga
Churriana, near Alhaurin de la Torre (not to be confused with Churriana de la Vega, Granada) is a small town/village in the province of Málaga with an interesting selection of properties for sale and rent. It is part of Andalucía in southern Spain. Conveniently located for all modes of transport it is near to the airport and autovias of Málaga and local roads to Alhaurin de la Torre (both 5 minutes by car) and about 10 minutes from the city centre of Málaga.
Attractions and areas of interest
The Plaza del Mirador is a focal place in Churriana and has pretty flower beds and a few small bars and shops with a mirador (viewing point) from where you can see the airport and planes activity. A great location for plane spotters to practise their hobby in between tapas and a leisurely drink!
The remains of the local aqueduct and bridge of the King’s Fountain (acueducto y Puente de la Fuente del Rey) are most visible in nearby Zapata, situated on the back roads to the airport from Alhaurin de la Torre. Sheltered homes are still built underneath the aqueduct to this day. Quite an extraordinary sight when viewed for the first time.
The local fiesta of San Isidro is held every May and is quite an event with the local fair and a variety of dance shows taking place as the usually vacant waste ground is filled with huge marquees, decorative arches and assorted street vendor’s kiosks.
The busy town has all the facilities that are required for everyday life – post office, bars, restaurants (serving mainly Spanish food), chemists etc. The local street market is held on Tuesday mornings, with the indoor food market open most days. Just 5 minutes away by car is the huge Plaza Mayor American style outlet shopping centre with its shops, cinema complex, numerous restaurants and bars, a bowling alley, amusement arcade and multiple cinemas, including an IMAX screen. The films are shown in Spanish and English.
There are local Spanish schools and the Sunny View English school can be found in nearby Torremolinos towards the coast.
Where to stay
Whilst you are searching for property for sale in Churriana you will of course need somewhere to stay. The nearby local town of Alhaurin de la Torre, 5 minutes drive away, has plenty of good Pensions like El Patio and Apartamentos Santa Clara in the town itself. The modern Hotel Cortijo Chico just on the edge of town is a very comfortable, affordable place to stay for a night or two. You may even see a local wedding reception there at the week end!
Rancho del Ingles, and Villa Solcasa are another couple of excellent accommodations and worth a visit too. Of course to combine your property search on the Costa del Sol with a relaxing beach break the scores of beautiful costal hotels of Torremolinos and Benlamádena are about 10 minutes away.
How to get about
Apart from the excellent autovia road network (N 340 or A 357 to Málaga and beyond) there’s a regular taxi and bus service between Churriana and local towns and villages. The nearest RENFE train station is located at the Plaza Mayor shopping centre.
Costa del Sol coastal areas
Churriana is 5 km from the city of Málaga linked by the N 340, about a 10 minute trip by car. Nearer still is the airport of Málaga. The coast and beaches of Málaga, Torremolinos and Benalmádena with it’s fabulous marina are around 4 km and just minutes away, with the glamorous chic sights and sounds of Marbella being about a 45 minute drive.