Walks in Granada
Agua oculta que llora. Sultana y mora
Secret water which cries. Moorish queen and ordinary woman
Granada is an inland city, capital of the province with the same name and which has a short coastline, the Costa Tropical. The city owes its location to being positioned at some 700m between a fertile plain and the Sierra Nevada range of 3000m peaks to its east, so high that despite the southern latitude there is skiing from November to May. The most famous Granadino is Federico García Lorca. It was capital of the last Nasrid emirate and based on the fortress/palace of Alhambra, built during the XIV century.
The province is divided by the north/south A44 motorway linking Madrid with Granada and then the coastal A7 motorway, the most expensive in Spain per km with its tunnels and viaducts.