Natural Areas in the province.
Granada, kingdom of heaven.
The heights of the Granada mountains makes the province the ceiling of Andalusia. It is the Mulhacen, with its 3482 meters high, the highest point of the peninsula. This summit is part of the Sierra Nevada National Park, considered one of the richest natural areas throughout Spain. For itself about 1,700 species listed, of which 65 are endemic and 175 are typical of the Iberian Peninsula. Among native species highlights the Sierra Nevada violet flower which has become the flagship park. The fauna of this area consists of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and a wide range of insects unique in the locality, although the species par excellence is the mountain goat. The richness of this ecosystem helped to in 1986 Unesco declared it as Biosphere Reserve.