At only 2 hours and a half by car from Murcia one finds Sierra Nevada, the most southerly ski resort in Europe, known by its soft temperatures and abundant number of sunny hours.

Sierra Nevada ski resort has 94 km of runs of varying difficulties to satisfy all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Venue of the 1996 Alpine Skiing World Championships and many World Cup races it was candidate to the Winter Olympic Games.

Sierra Nevada was declared in 1986 Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO and in 1999 great part of its territory was declared National Park by its botanical, landscape and natural values. It is the highest mountainous clump of Occidental Europe after The Alps and the highest peak of the Iberian Peninsula, with the Peak Mulhacén, of 3.482 m.

The National Park Sierra Nevada occupies a whole of 86.210 hectares; other 86.000 correspond to the surrounding nature reserve.

It is to only 27 km away from the city of Granada where it is possible to visit the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, one of the most important monumental sites of the world: an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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