Saturday, June 11, 2011

Murtas in the Alpujarras

The Alpujarras is the area of pueblos blancos that dot the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. It is a nature lover's delight. Torrents cascading down from the snows of the high Sierra have cut deep ravines into the rock leaving the lower slopes a brilliant green. Olive and almond trees abound and as one travels higher into the Alpujarras, oak, chestnut and pine forests flourish. Every season in the Alpujarras is special – even winter with its orange trees heavy with fruit.

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