Ronda - Sijuela Valley
Mountain complex of evironmental interest
Regarding its lithological aspects, it consists of dolomithic and lime stones coming from the Cretaceous age. Over it, there can be seen younger stones, basically of the type of the lime and clayey stones. The action of the Sijuela's stream has formed a deep gorge with caves and curious natural stone forms like the one called "Fan's gorge".
Inside this space, there can be seen lots of holm oaks, separated or forming little groves, as well as walnut trees, black poplars and also some river's vegetation.In addition to relative important bushes' areas, some farming areas, at the bottom of the valley they can also be seen.
Concerning the fauna is remarkable the presence of different kinds of eagles, owls, egyptian vultures and kestrels. There can also be seen wild cats, genets, mongoose and foxes.