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Sierra de las Nieves

The Sierra de las Nieves is a protected Karst landscape of some 20,172 hectares and contains the most extensive relic forests of Spanish Fir ( Abies Pinsapo ) within the Iberian Peninsular, covering over 300 hectares of the park’s range, and in places making up mixed communities with typical oak species such as Quercus Ilex

The park contains the highest peaks of the Malaga and Cadiz provinces, its summit Torrecilla (1919m) regularly receiving snowfall over the winter months, which gives the park its name – the Mountain of the Snows. It also contains Spain’s deepest cave system, La Sima GESM (Grupo de Exploraciones Subterráneas de Málaga), which has been been explored to over a kilometre below its entrance so far.

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