As seen in our previous post:
We will never get tired of saying a thousand times…
Granada is a magic, mysterious, romantic, and historical city. If you see it, smell it, listen to it; that is, if you “feel it”, you will fall in love beyond any remedy.
The University of Granada gives it a pleasant student environment, and its people and gastronomy do the rest. Beautiful, warm, cosy; nobody is left indifferent.
We will not talk again about the beautiful monuments mentioned in the previous post:
- The Alhambra, the most antique and well kept Arabic palace
- The Cathedral
- The Capilla Real, place where Catholic Kings are buried.
There are many, unforgettable monuments, that will be described in further occasions.
Every neighbourhood, every street, gives off art, tradition and poetry. The Albaycin and the Sacromonte seduce the visitor.
Today we cover a greater area because Granada is also a beautiful and complete province.
Granada has the skiing resort with more hours of sunshine in Europe: Sierra Nevada. This is a ski field that offers manifold activities in all seasons, not only in winter. It is considered National Park, Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve.
Image of Sierra Nevada (alandalusactiva.com)
In Sierra Nevada is found the Mulhacen (3478 m), the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula and the second highest mountain in Spain, only after the Teide (3718 m), located in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Image of Mulhacen (fanoia.com)
Granada has beautiful beaches known as Costa Tropical. The coastline features an amazing climate because the high mountains of Sierra Nevada protect its environment from the cold Northern winds.
The Alpujarras are located in the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada. They have a fascinating, remote, and picturesque landscape; a space full of natural beauty and vast contrasts.
Summing up, as Garcia Lorca, the poet, said: Granada is suitable for daydream and illusion, everywhere indescribable…Granada will always be more plastic than philosophical, more lyric than dramatic.
Do not let it go; it is not your house, it is your castle.