Penon de los Enamorados, Antequera

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Peña de los Enamorados is a mountain near the city of Antequera, Málaga Province, Andalusia, Spain. It reaches a height of 880 metres above sea level.NameThe mountain was named after a legend from the local oral tradition. The most well-known version of the legend says that two young Moorish lovers from rival clans, a young man from Antequera and girl from nearby Archidona, threw themselves from the rock while being pursued by the girl's father and his men. This romantic legend was later adapted by Robert Southey. In his Laila and Manuel the lovers were a Muslim girl and her father's Christian slave.Christopher Columbus knew of this name. His chronicler, Barholome de Casas copied a log entry from Oct 29, 1492 in which Columus describes what he saw 8 days earlier in Cuba, "Remarking on the position of the river and port, to which he gave the name San Salvador, he described its mountains as lofty and beautiful, like the peña de las enamoradas... ". NB, the mistaken choice of gender by someone, be it the chronicler or the translator, the gender referenced is incorrect.The mountain is also popularly known as "Montaña del Indio" because it looks like the head of an Indian when seen from certain angles.
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  • It is not necessary to enter Antequera to see it, since the same A-92 devisa without problems, and although no one message, as you see the penalty reminds you to the profile of a face. I always called it Indian, but after visiting Antequera I interest which is a protected area with landscape and closely related to the dolmens interest. In addition there is a legend that the which gives it name.
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  • It is also known as Indian from Antequera, given that its shape resembles the profile of an Indian with his head resting on the ground. The name of rock of love comes from an ancient legend of the 15th century a story of impossible love between an Arabian Princess and a Christian gentleman, the style of Romeo and Juliet. It can be seen from different points of the city, including the Alcazaba, but already when they go along the A-95 is the rock quite close. It was declared Natural Heritage of Andalusia and has an altitude of 870 metres. According to how you feel the Sun, the Indian's profile can be seen better.
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  • Probably the most important archaeological view in the World. Why? Because it aligns to the incredible megalithic dolmen de Menga in Antequera. The face of the mountain is "man enhanced", so the question is by whom and why? The answer to these gives mountain the importance it deserves.
  • A tough climb certainly.
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