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At Andalucia.com we are continually updating pages with up to date information as well as adding new pages. Here is a list of the latest pages to be updated or created.

Living in Andalucia

Cross-country Skiing

Andalucia is well known for its sunshine, beaches and amazing rural and cultural attractions - but skiing? Not an obvious connection. In fact, a thriving downhill skiing industry exists thanks to the world-class station in Sierra Nevada. Even fewer will be aware that this region is also cultivating cross-country ski (also known as Nordic skiing, as opposed to Alpine - downhill), and that we have excellent athletes in training who compete not only in the south of Spain, but all over the world.

Practical and Technical Information

Here you can find practical and technical information about Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, such as the location, altitude, runs, ski lifts and operating hours, snow-making facilities, ski schools and special ski activities, snowboarding, special zones, accommodation and more.

Live Webcam Sierra Nevada

Looking the webcam can be very useful before planning a trip or a day excursion to Sierra Nevada, to check the weather, the condition of the ski slopes or whether it is very crowded of people or not.

Apartments in Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is Europe’s southernmost skiing range: the highest summit of the Sierra Nevada mountain range is Mulhacén at 3.481 metres, while the highest ski lift and piste climb to just below Veleta, which is at 3.398 metres.

Hotels in Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

Sierra Nevada is just 32 km from Granada city - it takes about 50 minutes to drive from the city to the ski resort. The ski season is from late November to late April, as the resort uses snow machines to supplement the natural snowfall with artificially-made snow.

Torremolinos Nightlife

Torremolinos has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the liveliest resort towns on the Costa del Sol.  Torremolinos has always been popular for its glamourous nightlife and bohemian care-free attitude and this reputation was gained during the 1960s and '70s. Torremolinos' interesting history tells of the rich and famous, the beatniks and bohemians, and mass tourism frequenting the town's night clubs.

Festivals in Torremolinos

Like all the towns in Andalucia Torremolinos celebrates numerous traditional festivals. Here are some of the more important. See our festival page for more background information on these festivals.

Andalucia's top attractions

In Andalucia many monuments are important historical, architectural and cultural landmarks. Here is our list of Andalucia top 40 attractions, how many have you visited?

History - Monarchs of Castile

Whilst Fernando III had made significant progress in the Reconquest his successors for the next 150 year made very little. They concentrated on internal inheritance disputes and those with the the other Catholic Kingdoms of Navarre, Aragon and Portugal.   

Skiing

The length of the ski season varies according to weather conditions, but typically lasts from late November to late April. The Sierra Nevada is the only ski resort in Andalucia, and is located at Pradollano in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 30km from Granada city.

Sierra Nevada is also the name of a large National Park which is popular with walkers and tourists, especially in the summer months. Read more about the Sierra Nevada Natural Park.

History

Today Sierra Nevada ski resort is a thriving centre of activity, but little over a century or so ago, it was nothing more than an isolated area within the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Aqualand Torremolinos

Numerous water rides and slides catering to all tastes, from the adrenaline junie to the gentle wallower in need of relaxation. Take your pick from the new rollercoaster-like boomerang, the highest kamikaze in Europe (22m), Super Slalom, rapids, and Black Hole, plus a wave pool and jacuzzi.

See & Do

Some visitors to Torremolinos want to do nothing but kick back, soak up the sun and forget the pressures of everyday life. And who can blame them? But if you're after animal adventures, high-octane sporting experiences, or some fascinating history and culture, you've come to the right place.

Tours of Torremolinos

See below a selection of excellent tours of Torremolinos, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions without the hassle of having to organise it yourself.