Although the place was already occupied at the beginning of the s. IX, the generalized outbreak of the rebellion of Umar Ibn Hafsun against the Cordovan power supposes the meeting in Munt Nis of an important population and the consequent construction of the castle, that is consolidated during second half of s. IX. In the year 923 it is conquered by the Cordovan troops and continues in use during the Caliphate and Taifa kingdoms, falling into decay shortly after.
In the upper part of the El Padrón area and about 7 kilometers from Estepona are the ruins of the foundations of Castillo del Nicio. It is about the ruins of a ninth century fortress, of which the walls and several towers are preserved. They played a very important role during the rebellion of Omar Ben Hafsun against the Cordovan emirs, being finally conquered by the emilar troops the year 923.
Its layout is almost rectangular, adapted to the variations of the terrain, and has all the characteristics of having been raised during the Caliphate period. Its towers and masonry walls have disappeared in some places and what remains of them does not raise more than 4 meters from the ground. They are in a progressive state of ruin.
The Castaño Santo is a huge and ancient chestnut tree that is located in an area known as the Hoyo del Bote, in the Sierra Real de Istán. It is probably the oldest tree in the whole province of Malaga. Its age is estimated around eight hundred and one thousand years old. Despite this, many visitors do not hesitate to take the land that covers their roots, as seen in the image, endangering this majestic tree.
At 1.30 m from the ground, the perimeter is 15 m, while at ground level it borders on 22 meters. It has a total height of 24.5 m while the height of the shaft is 2.5 meters. The diameter of the cup is in the N-S direction of 27.40 m while in the E-W direction it is 23.70 meters. The projected area of the crown is 510.02 m².
Legend has it that in the mountains where this centennial tree is found, great feats proliferated throughout History. Among them we can highlight the rebellion of the Moors in Sierra Bermeja in the dawn of the sixteenth century. Under its branches, in the year 1501, King Ferdinand the Catholic celebrated a mass. The legend tells that in the prayers a delay of the twilight was requested, to favor a stealthy arrival of the troops to Marbella.
It is proposed to be declared a natural monument by the Junta de Andalucía
This guide shows the main natural and historical values of the Gaitanes Gorge, which, after 40 years of impassable conditions, can once again be traversed through new runways superimposed on the deteriorated “Caminito del Rey“.
caminito del rey chorro 2003 panoramic 360
The magnificent ecological heritage of geology, rivers, flora and fauna, is not less than the historical legacy received since prehistory, until the Gorge became, first as a corridor so that Malaga could communicate with the rest of Spain for Railroad in the middle of the nineteenth century, and later, by turning these works into an extraordinary hydroelectric industry of the early twentieth century. Being able to return to these spaces, now safe, and with qualified information that rediscovers them to the current citizens, is the objective of this guide.
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