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 in 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.


A cave house in Graena
A cave house in Graena

Festivities in Graena

  • 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;
  • The fiesta of Santo Cristo is held on the 14th of September;
A view on Graena
A view on Graena

Points of Interest in 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 Graena
The church of Graena

Photo Gallery of Graena

Basic Information Graena

Graena (37°18′13″N 3°13′07″O)

Altitude: 971 meters

Population: 427 inhabitants (2010)



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


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

Location of Graena

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