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Granada Province
Granada Province not only includes the provincial city of Granada but Andalucia´s highest mountains, the snow capped Mulhacen and Veleta peaks of the Sierra Nevada with the magnificent Las Alpujarras to their south. A series of wooded valleys sprinkled with whitewashed villages with ancient cobbled paths through lands of figs, mulberries, almond trees and olive groves.

To the west is the scenic back road to Malaga and the Axarquia region and to the east amongst dusty hills lies Guadix, famous for its cave dwellings and on to Baza on the rolling sierras with fields of wheat, pastures and fruit orchards.

Granada city is home to Spain´s most precious monument, the Moorish Alhambra palace and gardens. Granada lies on the fertile plain known as La Vega, which is traversed by the Rio Genil. The province of Granada boasts that you can ski in the Sierra Nevada in the morning and swim on the coast in the afternoon.

  Regions of Granada Province
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This region is includes the plain of Baza, the plain of Guadix and the Vega of Granada. The Altiplano rises to 1,100 metres with a central plain of green fertile valleys watered by the rivers Guadalquivir, Guadaletin, Castril and Guardal. The town of Baza is a Moorish market town with a central ancient plaza and a cave quarter, a bull ring and an interesting archaeological museum.
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Guadix and the cave country
Guadix stands on the banks of the Rio Guadix in the middle of a fertile plain, surrounded by red rocks and is famous for its cave dwellings. The old town is still surrounded by the original walls and many of the ancient buildings have been restored. This area is also famous for esparto (grass) products and cutlery. Nearby Purullena is renown for its ceramic production and there are many road side stalls selling all types of pottery.
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Sierra Nevada West & Alpujarra
South from Granada, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada rise breathtakingly and are snow capped for most of the year offering alpine sports, the slopes are 28 kilometres away, 40 minutes by bus and a direct route by car, but here the route stops and walkers can take a two to three hour walk to the second highest peak in the range. In the summer mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding can be arranged.
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Loja and the Poniente
This region lies west of Granada and was once the old Moorish kingdom of "Al Andalus", the surrounding countryside and villages are rich with a wealth of historical legends, traditions and stories of battle, remains of mosques, palaces and castles.
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Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley
The Moors travelling south from Granada fell in love with this area with its rich soil, rushing rivers and the mountains providing natural fortification to the valley; it was named El Valle de Lecrin (the Valley of Happiness). Rolling countryside rich with olive, orange and lemon groves, almonds and grape thrive against the backdrop of the snow covered Sierra Nevada and to the south the Mediterranean Sea and the Costa Tropical
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Granada City & and La Vega
Granada city itself is not only a highlight of the province but home of one of the most visited and precious monuments of Spain - the Alhambra, a Moorish palace and its gardens. Also preserved are the old Moorish quarter of the Albaicin and the gypsy quarter of Sacromonte. The Granada Vega (fertile plains and meadows) is a protected agricultural area, it extends from the west side of the city and includes the entire Genil river basin.
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