At the foot of Sierra Nevada
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At the foot of Sierra Nevada

Between the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada there is a village where nature combines perfectly with the most modern services and infraestructures.

La Zubia, Cájar and Monachil are part of the Association of Municipalities of the River Monachil. They stretch from the fertile plains of Granada, irrigated by acequias or irrigation canals of Moorish origin, to the summits of the Sierra Nevada.

La Zubia is a typical village which emerges from a landscape of orchards and irrigation canals. The travellers should visit its centenary oak and its Arab baths.

Cájar was well-known in Islamic times because of ti prosperous silk industry. It is now a peaceful and quiet village.

Huétor Verga has been a natural passage between the Sierra Nevada and the Vega since Prehistoric times, as shown by its considerable archaeological remains.

The municipality of Monachil is formed by three sections, each of which has a different landscape. The quarter of the Vega or plain gives way to the village of monachil and Pradollano is the name of the village in Sierra Nevada. The Botanic Garden of Cortijuela represents the rich and varied flora of the Sierra Nevada and is well worth a visit.

The Camino de los Neveros descends from the snowy peaks to Granada. It used to be the path of the merchants who supplied the city with ice.

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