Exploring Granada Province, Towns Outside Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Exploring Granada Province

Towns Outside Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Exploring Granada Province

Granada is not just the name of a city but also its province. Granada Province bridges the gap between the Costa del Sol (west) & the Costa Almeria (east) within the larger autonomous region of Andalucia. Within the province are Spain's highest mountains, fertile farm land, wooded valleys, & a coastline made up of dramatic rocky outcrops mixed with stretches of sandy beach.

The towns found within the province are equally diverse, have a rich history, & many are well worth visiting for the day. See the below links for information:-

 

Baza

With a population of just over 20,000 Baza is the largest town in its local area. It is situated to the north of Granada & is surrounded by countryside & protected parkland

Galera

The village of Galera is located in the northern part of Granada province. It is best known for its traditional cave houses

Albondon

Albondon can be found in the lower part of the Alpujarra, as it slopes down towards the Mediterranean. The town is well known for cultivating almonds, & vines for wine production

Albunol

Located in the foothills of the mountains on the Mediterranean side Albunol enjoys a sub-tropical climate for much of the year. This makes it an ideal place to grow figs, & vines to produce local wines

Castell de Ferro

Castell de Ferro is a small coastal town on the shores of the Costa Tropical, in Granada province. The town's principal business has historically always been centered around fishing

Calahonda

In Spanish Calahonda means "deep cove", & this Mediterranean town has a deep cove sheltered from the wind which has been used as a port for many years

Durcal

Durcal is perched on the south-west side of the Sierra Nevada. It borders protected parkland & looks out across orange & lemon groves which constitute part of the village economy

Lecrin

The town of Lecrin is situated in the heart of the Sierra Nevada natural park. Like other towns in the same area the principal business here is the cultivation of orange & lemon groves, as well as the growing of olives

Guadix

The town of Guadix occupies part of a plateau stemming from the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Though it only has a populace of around 20,000 Guadix has been noteworthy for thousands of years

La Calahorra

La Calahorra is often though of as the gateway to the Puerto de la Ragua area, frequented by those keen on cross-country skiing

Monachil

Monachil is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada & is reasonably close to the provincial capital of Granada

Montefrio

The town of Montefrio (meaning cold mountain) was an important Moorish frontier town in the 15th century

Loja

The town of Loja is an important town in the province with a population of over 20,000. It has a rich history stemming from the Moors

Jayena Rey

The town of Jayena Rey is surrounded by vineyards & pine forest, & is flanked by the Sierra Tejeda mountains

Alhama de Granada

As its name may suggest the town of Alhama de Granada is located very near the provincial capital

Zafarraya

The town of Zafarraya is located in the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda, surrounded by pine forest & fertile farming land

Illora

The town of Illora was once inhabited by the Visigoths, & following them the Moors

Trevelez

The town of Trevelez is thought to be Spain's highest inhabited village

 

For more in depth information on Granada's provincial towns please contact the Granada tourist office using the following details: -

Granada Tourist Office

Telephone     +34 958 225217

Fax              +34 958 223174

 

More Granada links: -

Costa Tropical (site Map)

Hotels Granada

Granada Airport

Granada Attractions

Sierra Nevada

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