In 1485, the old king of Granada, Mulay Hasán or Muley Hacén for the christians,abdicates in his brother and dies on the same year in the Castle of Mondújar. Here he spent his last days, locked in the highest tower of this fortress, from which he observed the snow-capped hills of Sulayr. And that is how he conceived the desire to be buried on the highest peak of this mountain, far from the men, with the only company of the infinite sky
His beloved Zoraya fullfilled that desire, burying him in the highest part of Sierra Nevada, among the eternal snows,where only silence reigns. Since then, the highest peak of the Iberian Península bears the name of this king, who rennounced his kingdown for love. There are many searches that have been made of his grave, but, it has never been found
The Arabs called it “The Sunny Mountains”. Sierra Nevada hosts the highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula: the Mulhacén and the Veleta. It has magnificent forests of oak and chestnut trees, mysterious lagoons, streams and high mountain meadows, which contain an enormous amount of endemic flora and fauna. These mountains were the refuge of the last Muslim settlers of the Iberian Peninsula and the very last home of Sultan Muley-Hacén, whose last wish was to be buried close to the stars , in the mountain that bears his name. It is the southernmost ski resort in Europe from which you can see the African continent on a clear day, as well as a fashionable place offering a wide range of leisure activities and quality cuisine.