The wetlands of Padua are listed as a natural reserved area in Natural Park Sierra Nevada, as it is located on the southwestern foothills of this mountain range. It is situated next to the municipality Padul, 25 kilometers from the city of Granada. It is surrounded by dozens of farms and crossed by numerous roads. The set of ponds and peatlands covers an area of 327.398 hectares. It is the only existing wetland of endorheic origin in the province of Granada and the largest peatland in southern Europe.