Granada Province - North East of the City

Villages

Alfacar Beas de Granada
This village is known as the place where Spain’s famous poet, Federíco Garcia Lorca, was shot during the Spanish Civil War.
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An old legend still attracts treasure seekers to Beas de Granada where it is said a wealthy merchant once hid his fortune before heading off to war.
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Calicasas Cogollos de la Vega
Calicasas is a small village located between la Vega de Granada and la Sierra de Huétor.
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Cogollos de la Vega forms part of la Ruta del Califato and has the perfect combination of natural beauty and culture.
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Deifontes Güevejár
Deifontes is found alongside a famous waterfall.
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Forming part of la Ruta del Califato, Güevejár has a rich history.
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Huétor Santillán Jun
This village gets its name from its location in the Sierra de Huétor natural park.
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The village offers a great combination of natural landscapes and a wealth of heritage and tradition.
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Nívar Pulianas
Nívar is a great destination for lovers of rural tourism, sports or photography.
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Pulianas is a village located very close to Granada city.
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Víznar
This village in the Sierra de Alfaguara is the highest in the area at an altitude of 1050m.
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Parks

Peña de Castril Sierra de Baza
In the foothills of the Sierra Almijara on Granada's Costa Tropical is the seaside resort of Almuñécar.
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The jewel of the Costa Tropical Salobrena is a whitewashed township clinging to a huge lump of rock.
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Sierra Castril Sierra de Huétor Natural Park
Designated a natural park in 1989, a rugged and spectacular limestone mountainous region in the north of Granada province.
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Designated a natural park in 1989, the 12,128ha Sierra de Huétor is only a few km northeast of the provincial capital of Granada.
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Leaving behind the impressive wooded Sierra de Huétor Natural Park, just a few kilometres east of Granada city, the terrain becomes increasingly dusty and desert-like. Guadix is located in this dry landscape and is unique for its extraordinary area of caves, where a surprisingly high number of the town's inhabitants still live.

A similarly intriguing place is 20km south of Guadix in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada; the village of La Calahorra may be unremarkable in itself, but overshadowing it is the immense bulk of one of Spain's best castles. It hides a remarkable Renaissance interior, fashioned by Italian architects and craftsmen in the early 16th century under the direction of a nobleman linked to the Catholic Monarchs.

Moving further east from Guadix is the Sierra de Baza Natural Park, which has extensive tracts of pine forests inhabited by more wildlife than people. It has excellent views from its barren limestone peaks that are covered with snow in winter. On the border with neighbouring Jaen province and the Sierra de Cazorla is another protected area, the mountainous Sierra Castril Natural Park, with a spectacularly eroded limestone landscape of deep, sheer-sided gorges and waterfalls. Its centre is Castril, a village overlooked by a huge rocky outcrop, topped by a castle, known as the Peña de Castril Natural Monument.