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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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  • I love legends and this is one of the best. Apparently two lovers (one Christian, the other Moor) leapt from the top of the mountain when people tried to separate them. If you look at the mountain, it...  more »
  • This rock resembling a resting face can be seen from the spectacular ALCAZABA DE ANTEQUERA (4 euro,s) and many other viewing points in and around Antequera. the best views in alcazaba are from the " T...  more »
  • Even if you are not yet enamored with a singular someone, you will love the views dramatized by this huge rock [small mountain]. Great for hikers and climbers, as well as photographers.  more »