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Sierra Nevada National Park

  • Sierra Nevada National Park © Turespaña

    Sierra Nevada National Park © Turespaña

  • Sierra Nevada National Park © Turespaña

    Sierra Nevada National Park © Turespaña

  

Category

National park

Area

86208 hectares
Granada, Andalusia
Granada

Telephone+34 958026300

Fax+34 958026310

E-mailsierra.nevada@oapn.mma.es

Websitehttp://www.magrama.gob.es/fr/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/sierra-nevada/

The highest mountains on the Peninsula

This park combines scenic beauty and ecological importance, as well as being home to the highest peaks on the peninsula. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1986.

It is located to the southeast of Granada and extends to the eastern edge of Almería. It has both gentle slopes and steep cliffs, and is home to the highest peaks on the Iberian peninsula, the Mulhacén and the Veleta. It is a site of exceptional scenic value, shaped by its glacial origins and containing forests and diverse areas of natural vegetation. The park also has rich hydrological resources, including several natural mineral springs. Fifteen of its peaks are over 3,000 metres high. It has over 2,000 plant species (66 of them exclusively endemic), and its la fauna includes amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. The most characteristic species in its wide biodiversity is the Spanish ibex.

Practical information

Information for visits

The Park is open to everyone, provided the conservation regulations are respected. Check with the visitor centres.

Environmental information

Mountain massif with glacial and periglacial landforms, and an important presence of endemic botanical species.

Cultural information

Granada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada massif, is well worth a visit, particularly for its historic Albaicín quarter, the Generalife gardens and the Alhambra palace. These sites all have the World Heritage designation.

  

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