The Sierra Nevada- Spains Highest Point

By Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012

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While the cities of Spain are wonderful it’s also rewarding to head out into the landscapes beyond. I recently drove through the Andalucian countryside to Granada and around every corner was yet another breathtaking landscape. We passed hills topped with wind-generators – which I have to say I find beautiful in a very modern way – then we rounded a corner to see snow-covered mountains: the Sierra Nevada, continental Spain’s highest point and a popular ski resort and national park. As we drove, these mountains just kept unfolding, getting snowier and more perfect in their beauty. Then suddenly we had descended into a red-rocked valley reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, with steep cliffs and cut-away valleys. As this progressed we began to spot houses built into the soft rock of the cliffs; white fronts of house sat flush against the red rock, the houses burrowing in behind.

Editor’s Note: This recommendations was taken from our Andalucia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Andalucia.

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