This region is includes the plain of Baza, the plain of Guadix and the Vega of Granada. The Altiplano rises to 1,100 metres with a central plain of green fertile valleys watered by the rivers Guadalquivir, GuadaletÃn, Castril and Guardal. The town of Baza is a Moorish market town with a central ancient plaza and a cave quarter, a bull ring and an interesting archaeological museum. more information about Baza and the Altiplano
The Moors travelling south from Granada fell in love with this area with its rich soil, rushing rivers and the mountains providing natural fortification to the valley; it was named El Valle de LecrÃn (the Valley of Happiness). Rolling countryside rich with olive, orange and lemon groves, almonds and grape thrive against the backdrop of the snow covered Sierra Nevada and to the south the Mediterranean Sea and the Costa Tropical. more information about Costa Tropical and the Lecrin Valley
Not only a highlight of the province, Granada city is home of one of the most visited and precious monuments of Spain â the Alhambra, a Moorish palace and its gardens. Also preserved are the old Moorish quarter of the AlbaicÃn and the gypsy quarter of Sacromonte. The Granada Vega (fertile plains and meadows) is a protected agricultural area, it extends from the west side of the city and includes the entire Genil river basin. more information about Granada City and the Vega
Guadix stands on the banks of the RÃo Guadix in the middle of a fertile plain, surrounded by red rocks and is famous for its cave dwellings. The old town is still surrounded by the original walls and many of the ancient buildings have been restored. more information about Guadix and the Marquesado
This region lies west of Granada and was once the old Moorish kingdom of âAl Andalusâ, the surrounding countryside and villages are rich with a wealth of historical legends, traditions and stories of battle, remains of mosques, palaces and castles. more information about Loja and Western Granada province
South from Granada, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada rise breathtakingly and are snow capped for most of the year offering alpine sports. The Alpujarras stretch down to the coastal ranges of the Sierra de Lujar, the Sierra de Contraviesa, and touching the Sierra de Gador to the East and finish on the Mediterranean coastline. more information about Sierra Nevada West and the Alpujarra
To the west is the scenic back road to MalÃ¡ga and the AxarquÃa region and to the east amongst dusty hills lies Guadix, famous for its cave dwellings and on to Baza on the rolling sierras with fields of wheat, pastures and fruit orchards.
Granada lies on the fertile plain known as La Vega, which is traversed by the RÃo Genil. The province of Granada boasts that you can ski in the Sierra Nevada in the morning and swim on the coast in the afternoon.