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Pico Almanzor
Almanzor
is the highest mountain in central Spain. Situated in the Sierra de Gredos
Sierra de Gredos
in the province of Ávila, Almanzor
Almanzor
is 2,591 metres (8,501 ft) high. It is made of granite. The mountain is also known as Pico de Almanzor
Almanzor
and Moro Almanzor.

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The mountain got its name from Al-Mansur (Arabic for "the victorious"). Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir
Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir
was a general and statesman in Muslim
Muslim
Spain
Spain
(Caliphate of Cordoba) during the late 10th century. Muhammad bin Abi Amir was his real name; the Moors
Moors
in Spain
Spain
gave him the title of Al-Mansur due to his victories over the Christians. During his many campaigns, Al-Mansur passed near this mountain and he was captivated by its beauty. Pico Almanzor
Almanzor
was climbed for the first time in September 1899 by M. González de Amezúa and José Ibrián. Espada, Ontañon and Abricarro made the first winter ascent in 1903. In 1960, a 1 metre-tall iron cross was placed on the summit. See also[edit] Circo de Gredos References[edit]

^ a b "Pico Almanzor, Spain". peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 

External links[edit]

"Almanzor". peakware.com.  "Almanzor". summitpost.org. 

Media related to Pico Almanzor
Almanzor
at Wikimedia Commons

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