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The Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves

Geography of Sierra de Las Nieves Natural Park

The Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park is located on the western border of the province of Malaga, and forms part of the Serranía de Ronda geographical area. Its predominantly mountainous geography translates into an average height of 1,000 metres: the highest point of the Natural Park is the peak known as Torrecilla, one of the highest in southern Spain and which enjoys excellent views of the Strait of Gibraltar and Africa on clear days. The lowest point is the La Concepción reservoir, at 100 metres and which supplies water to the nearby city of Marbella.

The predominantly greyish limestone mountains contrast with the undulating, reddy hills of the Sierra de Las Nieves Nature Park, the colour of which is due to peridotite rocks give the landscape a reddish hue. The latter is more impermeable than limestone, and its special composition favours the appearance of interesting species of flora.

 

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