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Diputación > Lugar > Comarca de la Sierra de las Nieves

Diputación de Málaga
Cabecera-Sierra-de-las-Nieves

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, and National Park in July 2021.

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.

Towns
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    This church, which dates back to the 16th century, retains its three naves separated by Roman arches, the highlight being the main chapel crowned by a painted elliptical vault. The square tower is...

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    This is a magnificent vantage point that overlooks the Valle del Guadalhorce, which is the result of Christian urban development conception from the Renaissance period applied to a Medieval Arab...

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    This tower, which of Arabic origin, is situated in the highest part of the village in Calle San Miguel. It was built in the 15th century and formed part of an ancient fortress. It has a cubic floor...

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    This route is on foot and part of the ascent to the summit of Torrecilla, which is the highest mountain in the province of Málaga. It's worth reaching the end of the canyon to see the change of...

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    We leave Guaro along the Sotornil or Hondo stream path, coinciding with the route of the PR-A 249 (Guaro-Chiribenítez), passing farmhouses, second homes and a mosaic of groves among which Olive...

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    Main Data Distance (m): 40 km Trail Type: Circular More Information: The area of the Serranía de Ronda is has a lot of cleared land with no access to the roads, which we can only approach on foot...

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    This viewpoint, located at the end of Peragüera Street and between two diversions, the Marbella road and the old diversion to Monda (now called Calle Consejo), invites tp a pleasant walk with...

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    Through its website, the municipality offers information on the most relevant activities that take place regularly. If in doubt, contact the Town Hall.

Videos

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Great Sierra de las Nieves Path (GR 243). Summary