located inside the National Park of Sierra Nevada, but in his more unknown part, halfway between the provinces of Granada and Almería, The Puerto de La Ragua is a natural step between two very different regions that have managed to preserve intact, despite the passage of the centuries, their customs, traditions and their way of life.
from its 2,000 m high Recreational ski of the Puerto de La Ragua station dominates arrogant the geography that surrounds it from La Alpujarra, beaches Almeria, Cabo de Gata, the Sierra de Baza, Cazorla, Segura and las Villas, the high plateau of the Marquesado, to the peaks of our national park.
away from the hustle and bustle that is breathed in alpine ski, the Puerto de la Ragua, dedicated to sports activities compatible with the environment, coexists in harmony with the natural landscape surrounding.
to the South, and only 15 Km away, lies all the Moorish charm that has been preserved for many years in La Alpujarra, which is characterized by a rugged splash of white villages that maintain the aroma and charm of an architecture that has its main signs of identity in inspiration, materials and structure. Deep ravines, terraces and terraces, all kinds of fruit trees and a unique irrigation system completes a tour of undeniable beauty for visitors.
to the North, the "Castilian" plateau of the Marquesado del Zenete, lands that once belonged to D. Rodrigo de Mendoza, Marquis of Zenete, and of which the region has inherited the name, the Manor and the greatness. Villages full of history, who have known the passage of numerous cultures, peoples Iberian, Roman, Visigothic, and, of course, Arab culture, whose battles with Christians in the time of the reconquest still towers, castles and fortresses. The majority of them in ruins, or used as livestock or cattle pens, being the most spectacular and best preserved the Castillo de la Calahorra, although private property.
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