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Pleasure Trips Through Granada

Author : Andrew McFarlane


Many people will most definitely schedule excursions through their vacation destination so as to catch a glimpse of all that they have to offer. One quick trip through the region of Granada will reveal to you a number of parks, monuments and other places of interest to enhance your visit to Granada and the entire country of Spain, should you be a foreign tourist.

The Nevada National Park

The park is shared by the provinces of Almeria and Granada. The Park covers a substantial area of 86,208 hectares which includes a total of forty four urban metropolises. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, declared the facility a National Hunting Reserve as well as a Biosphere Reserve in the year 1966. This is owed to the facts that that the park is home to a diverse range of wildlife and close to sixty five species of plant life are indigenous to the region.

The Nevada mountain range

To the south of the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range is the Alpujarra province. Visitors can experience the mountain landscape of the mountain ranges through guided tour hikes, horse rides or aboard all terrain mountain bikes as well as four-wheel driven sports utility vehicles. An all-weather track ascends the mountains as the Alpujarrena slope descends to the Capileira peak.

Places of Interest in Western Granada

In western Granada are scenes and places of interest worth visiting as part of your quick tour of the province of Granada.

The most exceptional monuments in the region are the doorway to the city as well as the parish convent that dates back to the neoclassical epoch.

Also worth mentioning are the small towns of Alhama De Granada, Loja and Montefrio. These whitewashed townships are of affluent cultural and historic heritage among all of the towns established amid the pristine calm rivers and rolling hills of the province of Granada. Also worth mentioning is the urban township of Granada Fe. The town was established by Roman Catholic sovereigns in the fifteenth century as a martial base meant for troops intended to counter the incursion of the region of Granada by enemy troops.

The town of Baza

The town of Baza is synonymous with artefacts gotten from the ruins of the Alcazaba castle used by Arab rulers of the land in the past. The town also hosts the ruins of the ancient quarter belonging to the Jewish residents of the town in yester centuries. The sculpture christened the "Dama of Baza" was first exposed in this town and is an outstanding feature of the ancient Iberian civilisation emblematic of the period between the third and fourth centuries in the Before Christ period.


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