Peña de los Enamorados
|Peña de los Enamorados|
Peña de los Enamorados seen from the railway line between Sevilla and Granada
|Elevation||880 m (2,887 ft)|
|Location||Málaga Province, Andalusia|
|Easiest route||From Antequera|
The 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.
This 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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