The Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves

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The Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves: Quick facts

  • The Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves is classified as a Natural Protected Area of Andalusia, and a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
  • It covers 681 square kilometres.
  • It is located in the province of Malaga, one of the most mountainous provinces in Spain, and within the wider Ronda mountain range.
  • The highest peak is Torrecilla, measured at 1.919 metres, is just under 600 metres taller than Scotland’s Ben Nevis.
  • The name Sierra de las Nieves comes from the Spanish word for snow, which was once present all year round.
  • The chestnut is one of the most famous local products.


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