Sierra de la Alfaguara

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Sierra de la Alfaguara
Pinus sylvestris-subsp nevadensis - Sierra de la Alfaguara.jpg
Scots Pine in the Sierra de la Alfaguara
Highest point
Coordinates 37°15′57″N 03°31′49″W / 37.26583°N 3.53028°W / 37.26583; -3.53028Coordinates: 37°15′57″N 03°31′49″W / 37.26583°N 3.53028°W / 37.26583; -3.53028
Sierra de la Alfaguara is located in Spain
Sierra de la Alfaguara
Sierra de la Alfaguara
Location in Spain
Location Granada Province, Andalusia
Country Spain
Parent range Subbaetic System
Age of rock Cenozoic and Mesozoic
Mountain type Limestone

The Sierra de la Alfaguara is a mountain range in the Cordillera Subbética, beside the Sierra de Huétor in southern Spain. It lies within the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor y la Alfaguara.[1]


The mountain range rises above the town of Alfacar.[2] Scenes from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed on the mountain.

The range contains the Arboretum La Alfaguara, formerly a tree nursery that supplied mainly coniferous plants for the reforestation of the entire Sierra de Huétor.

The Darro River rises in this range, a short tributary of the Genil River.


The original vegetation of the range was largely destroyed by over-exploitation for forestry and livestock raising, and by wildfires. Most of the trees now are species of pine that were used in reforestation. There are also cedars and firs, mixed with native trees such as oak or gall.

Wildlife includes wild boar and abundant herds of goats, which can be seen at surprisingly close range.[2] The mountain is also home to other animal species such as badgers and weasels, as well as bobcat, marten and genet.[3]


  1. ^ Francisco Valle, Consuelo Díaz de la Guardia. "Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor y la Alfaguara". Waste. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b Belén Rico. "Cuevas y cruces de la Sierra de la Alfaguara". Turismo Granada. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Sierra de la Alfaguara". Rutas De Cine. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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