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Dron  view

La Almoloya seems to be navigating in a rough sea of pines reforested by Ricardo Codorniu at the end of the 19th century. In Argaric times, pines were used for construction and as fuel, but the landscapes were very different from today’s. Back then, there were also junipers, holm oaks and other tree species, such as wild olive trees, along with an undergrowth of rosemary, mallow, thyme and bojas, a summer-deciduous shrub common in the southeast of Spain.

From the sky, La Almoloya looks like a vessel sailing north. It is the only witness of the bioclastic limestones that dominated this territory in the Miocene and then sank. This particular orography attributes to it a privileged environment with beautiful and wide views of great part of the current Region of Murcia. In the background, one can see the municipalities of Pliego and Mula.

From the sky, La Almoloya looks like a vessel sailing north. It is the only witness of the bioclastic limestones that dominated this territory in the Miocene and then sank. This particular orography attributes to it a privileged environment with beautiful and wide views of great part of the current Region of Murcia. In the background, one can see the municipalities of Pliego and Mula.

In the distance, towards the Northwest, the basins of the rivers Mula and Pliego.

In the distance, towards the Northwest, the basins of the rivers Mula and Pliego.

We make a 180º turn to the south to see the imposing Sierra Espuña rising behind you. La Almoloya a 279 feet long and 115 feet wide hill that, from this perspective, seems like a strange and small element.

We make a 180º turn to the south to see the imposing Sierra Espuña rising behind you. La Almoloya a 279 feet long and 115 feet wide hill that, from this perspective, seems like a strange and small element.

From the south, the hills of ancient geological formations reveal a second line of mountains that plow through valleys in stages. On the right, the resevoir of Pliego and, on the left, the area of Sangrador de las Anguilas.

From the south, the hills of ancient geological formations reveal a second line of mountains that plow through valleys in stages. On the right, the resevoir of Pliego and, on the left, the area of Sangrador de las Anguilas.

Mountain foothills cutting out the horizon.

Mountain foothills cutting out the horizon.

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