High mountain landscape (glacial cirques, ridges, lagoons), the southern-most deciduous forests in the Peninsula, abundant endemic flora and fauna, the largest populations of Spanish ibex and golden eagle, a great historical-cultural legacy.
It is a mountain range of superlatives. It is home to the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula (Mulhacen, 3,482 m), boasts the most exclusive and varied Mediterranean flora in the whole of Europe, and is composed of a series of peaks carved out by Europe’s most southerly glaciers. Moreover, hidden away in its midst lies La Alpujarra, one of the most popular But it also hides one of the most popular Spanish regions for travellers, attracted by its combination of unique architecture and rural and agrarian culture, which is largely a legacy of the Moorish Andalusian culture of the Middle Ages.
Sierra Nevada has 80 endemic flora species as well as a wide variety of peninsular flora. Such varied vegetation and environmental conditions inevitably translate into an equally diverse and original invertebrate fauna, boasting over 300 endemic species.
Kind of area
National Park, Nature Park, Biosphere Reserve, Special Protection Areas for The Protection of Birds, Place of Community Interest, RAMSAR Convention.
Commitment to sustainable tourism.
European Charter of Sustainable Tourism and ISO 14001 Certification For Management And Public Use.
The overall aim of the Sustainable Tourism Strategy in the Sierra Nevada Protected Area is to establish a common framework and a shared strategy for the coordinated guidance of all plans, actions and investments carried out by public and private entities in the area and which have a direct or indirect impact on sustainable tourism.
- Improve coordination, cooperation and participation.
- Improve the quality of tourist services.
- Manage the number of tourist visits/flows
- Provide training, raise awareness and promote the ECST
- Conserve and enhance heritage
- Create specific tourist services
- Support the local economy and improve the quality of life of local residents
Administrative centre of the Sierra Nevada National Park and Natural Park.
Address: Carretera Antigua de Sierra Nevada km 7. 18191 Pinos Genil-Granada
Contact and information
Phone: 0034 600169305
Official Website: www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/portalweb