Sierra Nevada National Park extends over a surface of 86,200 hectares, which include 44 villages in the provinces of Granada and Almeria. The highest peak of the Iberian peninsula is the Mulhacen, with 3,481 metres in height and is part of the mountain chain of the Sierra nevada. This Park has been listed as a nature reserve by UNESCO. More than 65 species of plants of the place are indigenous zone. The Alpujarra region encompasses outstanding southern of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tours through the Park can be made on foot, on horseback, by bicycle or with vehicles 4 4. From the hotel in Granada you can access the Park through the path that leads to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada and goes up to the Summit of the wind vane. Down the dirt road you can take from Capileira, on the Alpujarrena slope.
The western part of the province of Granada consists of small towns such as Loja, Alhama de Granada and Montefrio. This villages, surrounded by hills and the bordering rivers, preserve a legacy historical very rich and diverse. The A-92 motorway connects the city of Granada with the village of Granada faith, founded by the Catholic Monarchs in the 15th century, to establish a military camp that serve as a base for the invasion of Grenada. Already in the interior of the town, you can see magnificent manifestations architectural as the neoclassical parish and the gateways to the city. Loja is located 45 kilometers to the West of Granada, also by the A-92 motorway.
There can be seen the fortress of Alcazaba, the neo-classical character of the mausoleum of Narvaez, the chapel of Jesus Nazareno, the mudejar Gothic style of the Church of the incarnation, the neoclassical building of the Town Hall and the Church of San Gabriel. Loja is known as the city of water, since there are numerous Springs, which are channelled towards fonts to emphasize the artistic value of the same. Almost 52 kilometres of any of the cheap hotels of the capita we can find the town of Alhama de Granada, whose name It means hot baths. Most relevant buildings of the place are, undoubtedly, the Arab fortress, the Church of la Encarnacion, the House of the Inquisition with his gotico-isabelino style and the Hospital of the Queen, with predominantly Renaissance traits.