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“Very Interesting Mountain”

Reviewed June 6, 2013

There seems to be the profile of a face when one looks at this mountain, and this has led to many stories and legends about lovers from the past.

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Near Antequera there is a huge rock formation called the Peñon de los Enamorados, which translates to lovers’ rock. It looks like a huge face that is looking up to the sky. The legend about this rock formation is quite interesting.

During the middle ages, the frontier between Christians and Moors was constantly changing. A young Christian warrior called Tello became a prisoner in a small town where the Moors had power. The daughter of the Moorish town leader was called Tagzona and she went to the local prison, where she met Tello. It was love at first sight for both of them! They decided to elope because at that time interfaith marriages were not allowed.

As they were escaping, the Moorish guards chased them. The lovers arrived at the rock formation and decided to climb the rock. The Moors were in hot pursuit. When the lovers reached the top, the Moorish soldiers surrounded them. The lovers held each other at the precipice and could see no escape. When they were captured, they would be separated. So they decided to jump to their deaths together! That is how the rock got its name. They say the rock has the profile of Tagzona.

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