Mulhacen the highest mountain of continental Spain

mulhacen peak

Mulhacén is the highest mountain in continental Spain. It is part of the Sierra Nevada range in the Cordillera Penibética.

It is named after Abu l-Hasan Ali, or Muley Hacén as he is known in Spanish, the penultimate Muslim King of Granada in the 15th century, who according to legend was buried on the summit of the mountain.

Mulhacén can be climbed in a single day from the villages of either Capileira or Trevélez, but it is more common to spend a night at the mountain refuge at Poqueira, or in the bare shelter at Caldera to the west. Those making the ascent from Trevelez can also bivouac at the tarns to the northeast of the peak.

  • Elevation 3,478.6 m (11,413 ft)
  • Coordinates 37°03'12"N 3°18'41"W

There is a minibus going up to 2.690m

mulhacen spain

The service provide a minibus tour with a guide. Part of the municipality of Capileira, (next to information about the national park), in the heart of the Granada Alpujarra and reaches the area known as Alto Mirador Chorrillo or Trevélez. The service makes an intermediate in Puerto Molina exceptional viewpoint over the gorge of the Rio Chico Poqueira and Trevélez, respectively, giving a view to the area of ​​high summits of the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada, the mountains of the environment and, on clear days , the Mediterranean Sea. From these points can perform multiple itineraries.

This service only operates in the summer-autumn season. If you want more information please ask at the very minibus in the area stay and Control Hoya del Portillo and point Capileira information.

It take 1 hour from Capileira to Mirador de Trevelez at 2700 m.

Service and timetable depends on season and weather conditions so it is recommended to call ahead

Hours are:

  • to Mulhacen - 8.30AM; 11AM, 15PM, 17.30PM 
  • back to Capileira - 16.15PM; 18.45PM 
  • The price is 7 euros 

Contact : (0034) 958.76.30.90, (0034) 671.56.44.06 (Office of Sierra Nevada National Park)