Inaugurated in October 2003, the person in charge of the design was the local author Salvador Calvo Marín, who lives in North America, but has been made a honourable Son of Istan. It reminds...
An arch made out of red a brick that has the name Casarabonela on it on the upper part. It was built after the Civil War and it is known locally as Arco de la Fuente del Piojo.
This natural viewpoint over the Turón basin, named 'the Forest Ranger', is at an altitude of 900m above the sea level, and its privileged position on the northern border of the Sierra...
Casarabonela has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era, which is backed up by diggings in the area. However, the most important remains, due to their good condition, found in the area belong to the...
Located in the Natural Park named Sierra de las Nieves and within a Nature Sanctuary, this establishment enjoys a privileged position and has some impressive views of the mountain ranges and the...
This hotel, which is an ancient hunting lodge of the Marqueses of Larios, is a place full of history and anecdotes. Located in the Sierra Blanca (The White Mountains) between Ojen and Monda, it is...
UNIQUENESS This lordly house, built more than 150 years ago, was completely restored and refurbished in 1999. The typical details of its construction from that period were conserved, above all the...
Located in the western central area, this region occupies a surface of about 68.260 ha and is situated behind Marbella.
In the hinterland, a varied and particular landscape is hidden which is characterized through the abrupt mountains and fertile valleys dominating the Sierra de las Nieves. These mountains are a small uneven mountain chain of exceptional ecological richness and were therefore declared Natural Park in 1989.
The park has got diversified vegetation, here gall-oak and Spanish fir predominate the landscape. On lower plateaus, holm and cork oaks stand out from other species, such as carob and chestnut trees. In this habitat, protected species, as for example the wild cat, the golden eagle and the otter, exist although of the latter only a few specimens are left.
Together with the surrounding villages, this is one of the last places where men live in peace with nature. The traveller will find inside these villages the best of all traditions: beautiful popular architecture, a rich cuisine, high quality handmade products and the cordiality of its inhabitants.
The UNESCO has recognized the uniqueness of this place, and had included it with the name “Sierra de las Nieves and its surroundings” in its international network of the Biosphere Reserves in 1995.
Thanks to that, Sierra de las Nieves could benefit from the first Tourism Revitalization Plan, which is granted to an interior area. With this 5 years plan, co-financed by Malaga Provincial Council, the Regional Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Sport and the General Secretary for Tourism, the area has received an important tourist infrastructure.
Honey, pickles, handmade products derived from almonds (turron and sweets), crop and fruit products, products of extensive farming (sheep and goat).
Related to the traditional professions: saddle production, wicker chairs, iron and forge works.
Water bottling line.
Culture, rural and active tourism, nature.
More English information of Sierra de las Nieves on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.