P.N. Sierra de las Nieves.

The paradise of the Pinsapo and the High Mountain of Malaga.
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      White saws and limestone formations of abrupt formations contrast with reddish-colored mountains in Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, a space located east of the city of Ronda (Málaga).

     The mountaineers have in this Park an appointment with the Torrecilla Peak, of 1,919 meters of altitude, while the lovers of the speleology prefer simas and natural wells like the one of the GESM with 1,101 meters of depth. Both on the surface and in the underground world, capricious karst formations occur, caused by erosion and subsequent precipitation of the limestones. At lower elevations, the peridotites dye the landscape red. It is a lot more impermeable rocks than limestones and with a special composition that favors the appearance of interesting species of flora. .


     The name of the Park reveals the presence of snow on its high peaks, which once was maintained throughout the year. The locals stored it in the snowfields and, taking advantage of the nights, they lowered it by mules, distributing it in towns and cities.


     Another attraction of the sierra are the Spanish fir forests that survive inside. This Mediterranean spruce is found in the cold and humid shady areas; a botanical relic that dates back to the glacial period of the peninsula.



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