Granada – the Last Nashrid Frontier

The Poniente Granadino (the western area of the Province of Granada) is well known as the last frontier of Al-Andalus, the old border between the Christian Kingdom of Castile and the Mushm Nasrid Kingdom of Granada.

The cultural richness of the Poniente is notably demonstrated by the designation of Loja, Alhama de Granada. Montefrío, Moclín and Illora as National Cultural- Heritage Sites by the Andalusian Government. The local landscapes are typical of rural Andalusian areas.

The region consists of a mixture of Muslim ruins on the highest peaks and other notably Christian fortresses and structures – reminders of the victory of Christianity over Islam in the region. The villages line the sides of the hills in a typically haphazard fashion and the countryside is filled with olive groves and to a lesser almonds. The orchards in the river valleys and the remaining reserves of Mediterranean woodland in the mountains are significante local features.

The towns of the region and their people played an important role during the final years of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, the last Muslim presence in Spain.

If you arrive by plane on our website you will always find special offers for car hire at Granada airport. For those staying in the city of Granada we also work together with reputable companies offering car rental in Granada. Unfortunately hotel deliveries are not available.

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