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Sierra de las Nieves

Diputación de Málaga
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    Situated in Calle Malaga, there are a selection of utensils and machines that were used in old oil mills that once were common in the villages. To visit it, an appointment has to be made beforehand...

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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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      Recommended month to visit it:  June . We can consider Tolox, in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of Sierra de las Nieves, to have one of the most fascinating landscapes in the South of Spain....

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    This route departs from the northern zone of the reserve, passing through the territory of large faros whose pastures feed a large amount of goats and lambs. Spanish firs, maples, galls, oaks, and...

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    Los Jiménez and the Castillo of Turón From Ardales you must find the bridge of la Molina, of Roman origin, with three of its five original arches and in good condition. The Río Turón and then the...

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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...

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    In the upper part of Tolox, there is an excellent viewpoint that offers views of extraordinary landscape, which includes the village, and one of its rivers, named the Horcajos of Alfaguara,...

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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