GRANADA'S COUNTRYSIDE

FROM THE MOUNTAINS

TO THE COAST


The natural, cultural and scenic wealth of the Sierra Nevada massif is one of the greatest in Andalusia. With heights of over 3,000 m, it is the highest in western Europe, after the Alps.
The villages in the Alpujarras, on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, have retained their Berber architecture. Clinging one upon the other to the slopes of the Poqueira Gorge, Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira are the most picturesque. Granada's Costa Tropical boast a subtropical climate with mild winters. It is not as popular with foreign tourists as Costa del Sol but from Salobreña to Almuñecar and far west into the Malaga province it  has some little, hiden, pretty coves as well as spectacular cliffs in the protected zone of Maro and Cerro Gordo. Inland, the defensive villages of La Vega, west of the capital, were a crucial frontier between the Christian and the Moorish kingdoms. Montefrío, Loja or Alhama are dramatically sited, showing their defensive past in their fortifications with amazing views of the olive groves. To the north, the Sierras of Baza and Castril are known worldwide because of its cave dwellings. No less than 5.000 of them exist in the region of Guadix

 

 

 

Granada B&B Homestay

Cozy, friendly, affordable Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the centre of Granada 

 

Flamenco Radio Station

 

Life Thru A Lens

(World Photo Gallery)

all pictures by Victor Ovies