Villages

The Sierra Nevada was designated a national park in 1998
The Sierra Nevada was designated a national park in 1998

Village of Sierra Nevada Parks

Villages
There are about 43 villages located within the Sierra Nevada Natural park that encircles the Sierra Nevada National park. Together their rural municipal districts make up the National park, however none of the villages urban areas are within the National park.

The municipal districts that are partly included in the National Park are Abla, Abrucena, Alboloduy, Aldeire, Alpujarra de La Sierra, Alsodux, Bayarcal, Beires, Berchules, Bubion, Busquistar, Canjayar, Cañar, Capileira, Dilar, Dolar, Durcal, Ferreira, Fiñana, Fondon, Guejar-sierra, Hueneja, Jerez del Marquesado, Juviles, Lanjaron, Lanteira, Laujar de Andarax, Lecrin, Lugros, Monachil, Nacimiento, Nevada, Niguelas, Ohanes, Pampaneira, Paterna del Rio, Portugos, Ragol, Soportujar, La Taha, Las Tres Villas, Trevelez, Valor, La Zubia.

The municipal districts that are partly included in the Natural Park are Abla, Abrucena, Alboloduy, Aldeire, Alhabia, Almocita, Alpujarra de La Sierra, Alquife, Alsodux, Bayarcal, Beires, Bentarique, Berchules, Bubion, Busquistar, Cadiar, Canjayar, Cañar, Capileira, Carataunas, Castaras, Cogollos de Guadix, Dilar, Dolar, Durcal, Ferreira, Fiñana, Fondon, Gojar, Guejar-sierra, Hueneja, Illar, Instincion, Jerez del Marquesado, Juviles, La Calahorra, Lanjaron, Lanteira, Laujar de Andarax, Lecrin, Lugros, Monachil, Nacimiento, Nevada, Niguelas, Ohanes, Padul, Padules, Pampaneira, Paterna del Rio, Portugos, Ragol, Santa Cruz, Soportujar, La Taha, Terque, Las Tres Villas, Trevelez, Valor, La Zubia.

None of the villages themselves are located within the National Park, however many are located within the wider Natural Park.

Most of the Sierra Nevada park is located within Granada province, about a quarter (the easterly portion) is located in Almeria province as listed below. The two sections are divided by the Rio Bayarcal and the 2.000m Puerto de la Ragua pass of the A-379 country road; the only road the crossing the Sierra Nevada. 

Sierra Nevada Villages

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Granada province - Southern Slopes ( Las Alpujarras). 

Lanjarón
Órgiva
Soportújar
Cáñar
Pampaneira
Bubión
Capileira
Pitres (La Tahá)
Busquístar
Trevélez
Cástaras
Juviles
Bérchules
Cádiar
Yegen
Alpujarra de la Sierra
Válor
Nevada
Laroles
Nevada

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Granada province - Northern Slopes. 

La Calahorra
Aldeire
Lanteira
Jerez del Marquesado
Cogollos de Guadix
Lugros
Güéjar Sierra

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Granada province - Western Slopes ( Granada and Lecrin). 

(Granada city

Monachil
La Zubia
Gójar
Dílar
Padul
Nigüelas
Pórtugos

 

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Almeria province - Southern Slopes ( Las Alpujarras de Almeria). 

Bayárcal
Paterna del Río
Láujar de Andarax
Beires
Padules
Canjayar
Ohanes
Rágol
Instinción
Íllar
Bentarique
Terque
Alhabia
Alsodux
Santa Cruz de Marchena
Alboloduy
 

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Almeria province - Northwestern Slopes (Rio Naciemento Valley) 

Nacimiento
Abla
Abrucena
Fiñana
 

Villages of Sierra Nevada in Almeria province - Northern Slopes (Rio Naciemento Valley) 

Huéneja
Dólar
Ferreira

 


 

Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada - Richard Hartley

Walking in the Sierra NevadaThis guidebook presents 33 graded walks and 5 high mountain scrambles in the striking Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in mainland Spain and in western Europe outside the Alps. Easily accessible from Granada and Málaga, it is a world of soaring, snow-clad peaks and deep valleys, far removed from the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol just two hours away. The routes are spread across the national park, with attractive towns and villages such as Trevélez, Lanjarón, Hoya de la Mora and Cumbres Verdes serving as potential bases for a walking holiday. The guide also includes advice on transport, bases and safety, a tick-list of the 3000m peaks and a Spanish-English glossary. There is the option to buy a printed book, an eBook, or both as one deal. Buy a copy online of Walking in the Sierra Nevada

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