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Granada Rivers

Many tourists are interested in natural spaces; many of the rivers running through the province of Granada are passing through beautiful places worth visiting.

Some of these rivers are:

Rio Adra
This river with its source in Sierra Nevada flows into the Mediterranean after a course of about 49 kilometres with tributaries of Sierra de Gador and Sierra Nevada.

Rio Alhama
The river´s source is situated on the northern side of Sierra Nevada and flows into the river Fardes which in turn flows into Guadiana Menor.

Rio Colomera
In the course of this river we will find Colomera reservoir before flowing into the river Cubillas.

Rio Darro
This river which runs through the province of Granada is a tributary of the river Genil, both located in the basin of the Guadalquivir. The river is famous for providing water to the Alhambra and being an integral part in the history of ancient Muslim Granada.

Rio Genil
The river Genil is the second longest river in Andalusia. With its source in Sierra Nevada its flows into the river Guadalquivir in the province of Cordoba. The source of the river Genil is situated in the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the Mulhacen and Veleta, and is formed from numerous mountain rivers.

Rio Guadalfeo
The name of this river comes from its original Arabic name "Wādī-l-Fa'w" which means running through a gorge. The Guadalfeo stems from two small rivers and flows into the sea at Vega of Motril and Salobreña.

Guadiana Menor
This river is one of the main tributaries of the river Guadalquivir and runs with a length of about 150 kilometres through the provinces of Granada and Jaen

Rio Trevelez
This small mountain river passes through the Granada Alpujarra and originates in the central Sierra Nevada and flows into the river Guadalfeo

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