Puerto del Suspiro del Moro

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Puerto del Suspiro del Moro
Puerto del Suspiro del Moro is located in Spain
Puerto del Suspiro del Moro
Puerto del Suspiro del Moro
Location of the pass
Elevation 860 m (2,822 ft)
Location Spain
Range Sierra_Nevada
Coordinates 37°4′13″N 3°39′4″W / 37.07028°N 3.65111°W / 37.07028; -3.65111Coordinates: 37°4′13″N 3°39′4″W / 37.07028°N 3.65111°W / 37.07028; -3.65111

Puerto del Suspiro del Moro or Pass of the Moor's Sigh is a mountain pass in the Spanish Sierra Nevada.

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Muhammad XII, the last Moorish sultan of Granada, and his court are said to have crossed this Alpujarras pass at 860 m in height, after being ejected from Granada by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. It is named so to describe the moment when he loudly sighed while looking back and longing for his Granada palaces, and in particular the Alhambra, an act which moved his mother to reportedly whip him with the famous "Now you weep like a woman over what you could not defend as a man."[citation needed]

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