| Province & Villages - Granada - Natural
Granada has a great diversity of protected natural areas.
The Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada features the highest
peaks of mainland Spain, but there are also five national parks
and the Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro - Cerro Gordo.
This is a 395 ha. coastal landscape formed by erosion, whre
the Sierra de Almijara opens up to the Mediterranean. Paluable
prairies of paseidonia grass grow in its sea bottom.
Parque Natural de Sierra de Huétor
It is just a few kilometres from the city of Granada. This
mountain range has plenty of wooded areas, deep gorges, ravines
Parque Natural Sierra de Castril
A tree-covered area that includes salgareño pine trees,
which can grow up to 40 m. The Cueva de Don Fernando, the
longest and deepest cave in the province of Granada, is also
located in the park.
Parque Natural Sierra de Baza
A sheer mountain mass with numerous birds of prey. It featues
approximately one-hundred plant species which are endemic
to the south of mainland Spain, also known as the Iberian
Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama
This is a landscape full of contrasts, with the towering presence
of the highest peaks in the wets of the province, La Maroma
and El Lucero. It is the habitat of species such as mountain
goats or edangered species of eagles.
Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada
A valuable ecosystem shared by the municipalities of the Sierra
Nevada region, the Alpujarra Alta or High Alpujarra and part
of the Marquesado del Zenete.
Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada
It has been a National Park since 1999. It is of a major environmental
importance and features more than 60 exclusive plant species,
such as the estrella de las nieves or "star of the snow",
the "violet of Sierra Nevada" and "chamomile
of the Sierra Nevada".