Valle de Lecrín

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Valle de Lecrín
Location in the province of Granada and Andalusia.
Location in the province of Granada and Andalusia.
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
 • Total22,497
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Valle de Lecrín is a Comarca in the province of Granada, Andalusia, southern Spain.

Lecrín derived from Arabic Iqlim, meaning "gateway": this refers to a small area of land situated between the villages of Mondújar and Talará, which controlled the access to the vast coastal areas of sugar production in Moorish times.

Apart from Dúrcal and Padul, agriculture and farming remain the principal occupation with pine, citrus, almond, olive and grape as the main crops. In more recent times it has become a destination for Spanish and international holidaymakers looking for a quiet holiday amongst the orchards, but with easy reach to the Moorish city of Granada and the Costa Tropical.[citation needed] It is also a destination for walkers, bird watchers, cyclists and artists.

The Lecrin Valley is known for its verdant landscape (due to the melt-water run off from the Sierra Nevada) and its views to lake Beznar and up to the Sierra Nevada mountains, its walks, birdlife and spring colours.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 36°59′N 3°34′W / 36.983°N 3.567°W / 36.983; -3.567