Sierra del Arca

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Arca Mountains, situated north of the Alcaidesa residential area and the A-7 dual carriageway, is one of the Gibraltar Area’s most attractive geological formations. The mountain range covers a 200 hectare surface area of Mediterranean scrubland, with cork oak and pine trees.     

Sierra del Arca

(Google Maps: 36.247466,-5.33881)

This area includes the old Andalusia Safari Park facilities, which closed in 1982. The old safari park animal enclosures can still be seen, as well as the ponds and palm trees. The mountain range also conceals important Palaeolithic cave paintings at the Horadada Cave and other nearby ones. There are also excellent panoramic views of Gibraltar, San Roque, the Bay of Gibraltar, Sotogrande and Torreguadiaro.


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