Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada district is located next to the districts of Alpujarra and El Marquesado del Zenete. It is home to the highest mountain range within the Iberian Peninsula. From the top of the Veleta and the Mulhacén peaks you can see the Mediterranean Sea. It is a natural alpine paradise in the heart of Andalucía with mild summers and cold winters. Between its snow-covered peaks, its rivers and forests, there are many charming villages tucked away between the monumental city of Granada and the imposing mountain ranges of the Sierra Nevada.

The villages are immersed in their natural surroundings, maintaining the rich flavour of their traditions. There, listening to the silence, you can enjoy quietness and rest. Many of these villages date back to Moorish times and had a tradition of agriculture and silk production, relying on the provincial capital for their trade.  The Moorish influence can still be seen in the web of canals that collect the water of the melted snow from the Sierra Nevada taking it down to the plains.

Because of its unique fauna and flora, the Sierra Nevada was declared a Biosphere Reserve, then a Natural Park and finally it was awarded National Park status. The best ski resort in Spain is located within this area.


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Convento de los Padres Agustinos Recoletos


This convent is located in the Monachil neighbourhood and dates back to 1912. It is dedicated to Saint Rita and was a place of pilgrimage in its day, attracting the faithful from all over the province.

Convento de San Luis

La Zubia/Monuments

Isabel the Catholic commissioned the construction of this convent, built in the 16th century. At the moment only the church remains. The symbols and initials of the Catholic Kings can be seen on the façade of the building. It is built [...]

Ermita de la Virgen de Gracia

La Zubia/Monuments

Located in the town’s Molino neighbourhood, this shrine dates back to the 18th century.

Ermita de la Virgen de las Nieves


This is the religious centrepiece of the town. It was built in the 18th century, in the outskirts of Dílar, next to the river. Inside the image of the Virgin of the Snows is worshipped; she protects mountaineers and shepherds. Inside [...]

Ermita de las Tres Cruces


Although this shrine was originally located in the outskirts of Gójar, the growth of the town means that it is now located in the town centre. The Shrine of the Three Crosses was built in the 18th century.

Ermita de San Pedro

La Zubia/Monuments

Constructed in the 18th century, this shrine is located in the town’s Plaza de España.

Ermita del Ecce Homo


The shrine dates back to the 18th century.

Iglesia de la Encarnación


This church was built in 1501, during the transition period of the Mudejar architectural style, and is located in the Plaza Alta of Monachil. This place of worship has two façades and one tower to the left of the front [...]


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