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Sierra de las Nieves

Diputación de Málaga
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    This hermitage is the best-conserved testimony to Yunquera’s past. It stands near the exit from the village and the road to Málaga. The exact date of its construction is not known, but work is known...

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    There are a total of 45 vaulted niches spread out all over the village that have an image of Christ or the Virgin with flower adornments. Some who have studied this phenomenon say that this id due...

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    During this long journey, one can cross from the centre to the south of the Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve. The route passes by significant ecological spots, like the Bornoque forest,...

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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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    This viewpoint is placed in the Casarabonela Town Hall, on Buenavista Square. It offers breathtaking view of the Bermeja, Blanca and Pardas mountains that shelter and protect this charming village...

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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