Las Alpujarras

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This mountainous region is fifty kilometres south of Granada, in an isolated position between the Sierra Nevada and the sea. It was a refuge for the last of the Nasrids (a Moorish dynasty) after the fall of Granada in 1492, then the scene of a Morisco rebellion severely put down in 1569. After sinking into oblivion, Las Alpujarras were rediscovered by romantic travellers in the 19C. Since then visitors have never tired of exploring its white villages whose houses so resemble those you see in Morocco.

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Cascade
Cascade
The waterfall (chorreón) opposite the
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Fuente Agria
Fuente Agria
The ferruginous spring stands behind the
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Sierra Nevada National Park Information Point (NEVADENSIS)
Sierra Nevada National Park Information Point (NEVADENSIS)
The information centre is an essential
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Plaza de la Libertad
Plaza de la Libertad
You reach the church along the main
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Church of St Mary of Mercy
Church of St Mary of Mercy
The church of Santa María de Gracia was
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Poqueira Gorge
Poqueira Gorge
The dramatically steep-sided valley
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Cascade
Cascade
The waterfall (chorreón) opposite the
0:15
Fuente Agria
Fuente Agria
The ferruginous spring stands behind the
0:15
Sierra Nevada National Park Information Point (NEVADENSIS)
Sierra Nevada National Park Information Point (NEVADENSIS)
The information centre is an essential
2:00
See all