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Sierra de las Nieves

Diputación de Málaga
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    Built in the 16th century, although it was restored many times in the 18th century. It has three naves and in the epistle nave the coffered ceiling is outstanding for the intricate decoration of the...

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    Situated on the site of an ancient mosque, this church dates back to 1505, although it has undergone several remodellings. Its faèade is made up of large stone ashlars with a half round arch that...

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    This is a public washing place which has a roof and is surrounded by arches which provide access to it as web as giving it a touch of architectural beauty. It dates back to the 16th century,...

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    Protected Area : Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park Watershed : Mediterranean Catchment Area Main Watercourse : Río Verde Municipality : Istán Coordinates : x: 326886 / y: 4054119 / z: 391...

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    The Alto Pass gives a wonderful view of the Guadalhorce Valley and the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Torrecillas Massif on the east, the Sierra Canucha with Los Cuchillares Mountain Peaks on...

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    This festival has been declared to be of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Málaga.
 Please check with the local Town Hall or Municipal Tourism Office for the festival date before...

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    There are several viewpoints at the top of the village, by the road that leads to Marbella. From them, you can observe perfect panoramic views of the Guadalhorce Valley and the village of Guaro....

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    You will find this viewpoint in Tajo Banderas Street (Tajo-Cliff) if you go past the school and go behind the playground. The viewpoint is named after its position on a precipice. Different armies...

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.
 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Honey, pickles, handmade products derived from almonds (turron and sweets), crop and fruit products, products of extensive farming (sheep and goat).

CRAFTWORK
Related to the traditional professions: saddle production, wicker chairs, iron and forge works.

INDUSTRY
Water bottling line.

TOURISM
Culture, rural and active tourism, nature.

 

More English information of Sierra de las Nieves on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.

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