The area consists mainly of valleys that stretch from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the north to the Sierras Almijara, Contraviesa and Gádor, which separate the area from the Mediterranean Sea, in the south. The meltwater from the Sierra Nevada is collected and channeled into old Moorish irrigation canals (Spanish: acequias) to irrigate the fertile terraces.
The landscape is therefore characterized by fertile valleys and impressive mountains in a quiet and authentic scenery. The ‘Moorish’ architecture of the houses is typical of the Alpujarras and is characterized by a cubic style reminiscent of the Berber architecture of Morocco. Whitewashed houses are placed on terraces against the slopes, often connected by their flat roofs.
Come to the Alpujarras for a holiday to get to know the real Spain. A wonderful area for walking, horseback riding or just enjoying the beautiful nature and authentic villages. A visit to beautiful Granada is also possible from this beautiful region. A day to the Alhambra should not be skipped if you stay in this area. Or take a road trip to the coast so that you can enjoy a day at the beach and sea.
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