The village forms part of the municipality Cortes y Graena, which is formed by the villages Cortes, Graena, Lopera and Los Baños, all on the north side of Sierra Nevada and framed in a spectacular mountain scenery. The name "Cortes" comes from Latin and means "house of labor". In 1492 Cortes was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs.


Cortes and Graena are offering the visitor many places to discover by hiking and mountaineering. In its vicinity, you can practice sports such as hunting and fishing.

Points of Interest in Cortes

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

Festivities in Cortes

  • On the 25th of April the festivities in honor of San Marcos are held;
  • On the 10th of August the fiestas in honor of San Lorenzo are celebrated;
  • On the 21st of November the fiesta of Virgen de la Presentación is held.

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Basic Information Cortes

Cortes  (37°18′38″N 3°12′54″O)

Altitude: 934 meters

Population: 82 inhabitants (2009)



Distance to Granada: 51 km

Distance to the beach: 106 km (Adra)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 185 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 66 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: no
  • Banks: no
  • Restaurants: no
  • Bars: no

Location Cortes

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