Cortes y Graena

This district is formed by the localities of Cortes, Graena, Lopera and Los Baños, all on the north side of Sierra Nevada and framed in a spectacular mountain scenery. It has two great tourist attractions, the cave houses and thermal spa baths Graena, whose waters were recognized internationally in the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Its route becomes a stroll through history from the Bronze Age, the Roman period to the Arab settlement. Cortes and Graena also offers the visitor many places to discover with tours, excursions. You are able to enjoy activities such as hiking and mountaineering. In its vicinity, you can practice sports such as hunting and fishing.

Points of Interest Cortes y Graena

  • Arabic baths: Baños árabes - Balneario;
  • Church: Iglesia de Ntra. Señora de la Anunciación (16th century);
  • Church: Iglesia de la Presentación (16th century).
The church of Cortes
The church of Cortes

Festivities in Cortes y Graena

  • On the 25th of April the festivities in honor of San Marcos are held;
  • On the 15th of May San Torcuato is celebrated in the town Lopera;
  • In Los Baños the festivities in honor of San Antonio de Padua are held on the 13th of June;
  • On the 10th of August the fiestas in honor of San Lorenzo are celebrated;
  • In Graena are the fiesta of Santo Cristo held on the 14th of September;
  • On the 21st of November the fiesta of Virgen de la Presentación is held in the town Cortes.

Basic Information Cortes y Graena

Cortes y Graena (37°18′13″N 3°13′08″O)

Altitude: 971 meters

Population: 1023 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 52 km

Distance to the beach: 112 km (Adra)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 186 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 67 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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Location Cortes and Graena

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