Granada Sierra Nevada and Spain travel tips

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The highest mountain range of the peninsula, Sierra Nevada in Granada, located just over half an hour drive from Malaga airport, is known above all as the southernmost ski resort in Europe. The beautiful snow-capped mountains have much more to offer to the visitor who takes the time to discover them.

Perhaps the most known, and certainly very beautiful, facet of Sierra Nevada is serving as a backdrop to the Moorish Fortress Alhambra in Granada. The massif rises majestically behind the foothills in which is located this Arabic architectural wonder that is now declared a World Heritage Site.

In fact, only 36 km by car separate the downtown from the sports village Prado Llano located about 2,200 meters above sea level, which during the winter months becomes one of the most popular ski resorts in Spain.

There are many advantages of this southern ski resort in Europe, being the most prominent of course the fabulous weather with many days of sunshine and blue sky which make become the white sport a real pleasure. On clear days you can see the coast of the Mediterranean and even the African coast and it’s not a saying in vain, that in Granada you can ski and swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the same day. You can also enjoy the snow usually until late April when other stations located further to the north have already ended the ski season.

However, the winter aspect is only one option that provides the highest mountain in the Spanish peninsula. Prado Llano station opens a part of their facilities also in summer, which allows going with the chair lift up to 3300 meters to admire a fantastic and unique panorama. There are also offered night visits to contemplate the starry sky from this height.

For sports enthusiasts, there are mountain bike tours, horse rides and a number of hiking tours for nature lovers, as well as mountaineering and climbing and paragliding. Because Sierra Nevada is also one of the Spanish National Parks and a Biosphere reserve.

Those looking for a winter holiday should check our deals for hotels in Granada where customers rate the hotels so you can choose the best accommodation which fits your needs.

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