In the province of Granada in Andalusia, Granada lies about 80 kilometres from the coast of southern Spain. The city is right on the edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Maps of Granada
Updated maps of Granada show how the metropolis spreads itself over the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. City boundaries, motorways and waterways are marked. Topographical views reveal the contour of the mountains and valley. Those visiting this famous Spanish city should bring a city and regional map of Granada with them to reference as they travel the area.
Geographic Features of Granada’s Landscape
Forests – The forested lands near Granada have a variety of pine evergreens and hardwoods, especially cork oak. Higher up the mountains, the vegetation consists of scrub bushes and other low growing plants.
Genil River – Flowing from just north of Mount Mulhacen, the Genil River is one of the principle tributaries joining the Guadalquivir River before emptying into the Mediterranean.
Mediterranean Coast – The southern coast of Granada Province has a coastal highway, some resort towns and villages and a fertile agricultural region. The shore has beaches, caves and ports.
Mediterranean Sea – Off the coast of Granada Province, the Mediterranean Sea is the body of water into which the rivers of Granada Province empty.
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range – On Granada’s eastern side, this mountain range has the Iberian Peninsula’s tallest point, the over 3,450 metre high Mount Mulhacen. A ski resort and national park are near the city.