The tribes which first migrated to Alora
seem to have been attracted by the high mountains which surround
the valley of the River “Guadalhorce”, situated on the
slopes of Mount Hacho where the natural springs
bubble over the beautiful ever green valley of Málaga.
Nowadays travellers in the train from Málaga
to Córdoba or vice versa need to look up
high to make out the ancient village of Álora perched like
an eagle`s nest, surrounded by the medieval walls of the Moorish
castle; as a famous poem says:
La Viñuela Country Property
the well protected... "
One of the village’s squares is named after “ Fuente
Alta”, High Fountain, -referring to the abundant water in
the region- and Mount Hacho where there are two springs which water
a unique old lemon grove.
This garden is called “La Viñuela”,
protected from the cold north winds and open to the fresh sea breezes.
With its enormous cypress in the garden it is easily distinguished
and ancient house, south facing, with its enclosed patio, outhouses
and stables, it is Casa
( J. H. Xavarino: “Las raíces de
Iberia en la toponimia de España... Vol. Málaga primitiva,