Sierra Nevada National Park
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.
Type of area
Parque Nacional, Reserva Biosfera
Area: 86.208 Hectares
Location: The park is situated between the provinces of Almería and Granada, in Andalusia, in southern Spain.
Information for visits: The park is open to everyone, provided the conservation regulations are respected. You can check the Visitor Centres on this page.
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Environmental information: Mountain massif with glacial and periglacial landforms, and an important presence of endemic botanical species. It has over 2,000 plant species (66 of them exclusively endemic), and its fauna includes amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. The most characteristic species in its wide biodiversity is the Spanish ibex.
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.
Recorridos por el Parque, Montañismo
Tel.: +34 958340625
Fax.: +34 958026310
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