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Sierra de las Nieves

Diputación de Málaga
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    Built half way through the 18th century, its floor plan is quite simple and has only one nave, a wooden coffered ceiling and an outstanding chapel, which has some intricate plasterwork on it. The...

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    Within this complex there is a small church and a necropolis that dates back to the Mozarabic period. The hermitage that is located in an area known as the Cortijo de Hoyos de los Peñones, has only...

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    This “Way of the Cross” is made up of twelve wooden vaulted niches that are situated in different places in all over the village. However the only ones that are in their original condition are the...

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      Recommended month to visit it:  November . We will take the old road to La Dehesa, which used to be the link between Casarabonela and the Roman Way that connected the Valle del Guadalhorce with...

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    WALK DESCRIPTION Our route starts in Guaro following the footpath of Arroyo Hondo (Deep Stream) which, after slightly less than 1.5 km, reaches the stream itself. We cross and make a steep climb...

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    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...

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    This park and viewpoint is surrounded by stone walls with battlements and towers. The viewpoint was built in the 50's in order to rebuild the old Alozaina fortress, which was used to watch and...

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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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