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Alpujarra Granadina

The region of the Alpujarra is a rural space of Mediterranean mountain, located in the Southeastern of Spain, the Eastern Andalucía, in the provinces of Granada and Almería, concretely in the territory between the line of summits of Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea.

You are now in the denominated Alpujarra Granadina or Alpujarra of Granada, region that has one of the most important cultural legacies of the Iberian Península with innumerable vestiges of its ancient population, mainly of its Arab time. As an example of it, we have crops in terraces, their drains and their towns integrated in the landscape, also in its rich, ancestral crafts, its gastronomy and its innumerable celebrations and festivals.

It is an ideal place for those looking for peace and rest, but also for the lover of the active tourism since numerous activities like hiking, cycle touring, scaling, horse riding and cross-country skiing can here be practiced, enjoying as well the nature that surrounds you.

The “Historical Site of the Alpujarra Media and the Taha”

The historical and cultural values of the Alpujarra form an original, patrimonial set, an example of interaction between man, culture and nature, that has managed to stay to the present time.

The “Historical Site” includes the zones where all these values are well preserved, and it extends in 22 municipalities of the Alpujarra and the

Contraviesa. Along with the “Historical Set of the Precipice of the Poqueíra”, La Alpujarra is one of the greatest protected surface, as an historical patrimony, of all Europe.

With this figure, we protect the landscaping and architectonic values and the related ones to the transport, use and management of water.

Sierra Nevada

The Alpujarra could not be understood without its relation with Sierra Nevada where we can find the highest summits of the Iberian Península: Mulhacén ( 3.482m) and Veleta ( 3.394m).

It was declared “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO in 1986, because of its enormous wealth and diversity in its flora and fauna, and “Natural Park” with 171.829 hectares, three years later.

Finally it obtained the tittle of “National Park” in 1999 with an extension of 86,208 hectares becoming the most extensive Nacional Park in all Spain.

In its interior we can find ecosystems only of high, biological diversity, hoarding among other wealth, one of the most valuable floras of all Europe.