Natural Park Montes de Málaga
Montes de Málaga (“Mountains of Málaga”) is a geographical complex of uneven terrain, not far from the provincial capital. Considered Málaga’s “green lung”, the park covers 4,996 hectares, with 96 % belonging to the city and the rest to the municipalities of Casabermeja and Colmenar. Declared a protected natural space in 1989, the area has a large amount of water resources, as it is located inside the Guadalmedina basin. The area was the cause of many floods which Málaga suffered up until the last century, giving rise to the construction of the Agujero dam and the hydrological/forestry repopulation of the pine woods, carried out in the river basin to address the problem. The park has extensive tree coverage and beautiful views, with the sea as a backdrop. Typical activities for visitors to these mountains are bicycle touring and hiking. There is also tour about the city’s history, featuring flour and olive oil mills, showing how human construction supports the aesthetic of this remote location. The mountains also contain archaeological sites, such as the Casabermeja rock paintings. This is an ideal location for visitors to Málaga to combine the mountains with the coast during their holiday.
- Located outside an urban area
- Inland area