Montes de Málaga

Montes de Málaga is a mountain range of the Penibaetic System in Málaga Province, Andalusia, Spain. Its highest point is the 1,030 m high Cresta de la Reina peak. Other notable peaks are San Antón, Coronado, Monte Victoria and Gibralfaro.

Montes de Málaga
Monte San Antón.jpg
San Antón mountain in the Montes de Málaga
Highest point
PeakCresta de la Reina
Elevation1,030 m (3,380 ft)
Coordinates36°49′0″N 04°23′0″W / 36.81667°N 4.38333°W / 36.81667; -4.38333Coordinates: 36°49′0″N 04°23′0″W / 36.81667°N 4.38333°W / 36.81667; -4.38333
Montes de Málaga is located in Province of Málaga
Montes de Málaga
Montes de Málaga
Location in Spain
Montes de Málaga is located in Spain
Montes de Málaga
Montes de Málaga
Montes de Málaga (Spain)
LocationMálaga Province, Andalusia
Parent rangePenibaetic System
Mountain typeLimestone

The range is named after Málaga City[citation needed] located at its feet.


This mountain range extends between the Guadalhorce valley to the west and the Axarquía in the east. To the north the Corredor de Periana valley separates it from the Cordillera Antequerana and to the south lies the Mediterranean Sea.

River Guadalmedina flows through the Montes de Málaga. It is a river subject to high seasonal variations and has five well defined tributaries which have their sources in this range, the Arroyo de las Vacas, Arroyo Chaperas, Arroyo Humaina, Arroyo Hondo and Arroyo de Los Frailes. All of these rivers are dry most of the year. Located in the mountains, the Limonero Dam on the Guadalmedina provides water for the area.[1]

Part of the area of the Montes de Málaga is a protected area under the name Montes de Málaga Natural Park located within the range.[2]

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