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Sierra Nevada National Park



Location

Sierra Nevada National Park

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    Biosphere Reserve, recognition from UNESCO for certain natural sites..

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    Ecotourism. ECST (European Charter for Sustainable Tourism) accreditation for certain natural areas.




Description

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.

Municipalities

Almería (Andalusia)

Abla, Abrucena, Alboloduy, Bayárcal, Beires, Canjáyar, Fiñana, Fondón, Láujar de Andarax, Nacimiento, Ohanes, Paterna del Río, Rágol, Tres Villas, Las

Granada (Andalusia)

Aldeire, Alpujarra de la Sierra, Bérchules, Bubión, Busquístar, Cáñar, Capileira, Dílar, Dólar, Dúrcal, Ferreira, Huéneja, Güejar Sierra, Jerez del Marquesado, Juviles, Lanjarón, Lanteira, Taha, La, Zubia, La, Lecrín, Nigüelas, Pampaneira, Pórtugos, Monachil, Trevélez, Válor, Nevada, Soportújar


Location

The park is situated between the provinces of Almería and Granada, in Andalusia, in southern Spain.
 


See tourist services and activities in the park


Type of area
Biosphere reserve, National park

Area
86.208 hectares

What you can do


  • Routes around the Park
  • Mountaineering

Map

Access and surroundings

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.
 

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.
 

Information for visits

The park is open to everyone, provided the conservation regulations are respected. You can check the Visitor Centres on this page.

More access information.
 

Visitor centres

Visitor centre: El Dornajo

Location

Carretera de Granada a Sierra Nevada (A-395), km. 23
Güejar Sierra (Granada)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 958340625]
zoobotanica@queronea.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 19:00



Laujar de Andarax visitor centre

Location

Carretera de Laujar de Andarax a Berja, Km. 1
Láujar de Andarax (Almería)

Contact details

Tel.:: [+34 950513548]
Fax.: [+34 950513548]
cv_laujardeandarax@egmasa.es


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    Accessibility. Accessible environments and services in Spain.

Schedule

From Sep 01 to Jun 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00



From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 19:00



From Thursday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 14:30


Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and the eve of public holidays in summer: 4-6pm.