The Sierra de María is a mountain range in the north of the province of Almeria in the south of Spain. The limestone massif is part of the sub betic cordellera and the highest peak, the Pico de María, reaches an altitude of 2045 m.
A large part of the massif is part of the Natural Park of the Sierra de María-Los Vélez, which extends over the municipalities of Vélez Blanco and Vélez Rubio.
Spain is different from the rest of Europe: Europe is green; Spain is red. Literally red: there is no other place in Europe where you see so much bare rock, and those bare rocks are often red and orange and yellow.