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12 Months, 12 Stamps - Granada

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About 12 Months, 12 Stamps - Granada

On the eve of one of the most popular celebrations of Granda, the Day of the Cross (17th century), a stamp dedicated to the province of Granada is issued within the series 12 months 12 stamps 12 provinces Granada.

To illustrate this stamp starting from the letters GR and the green color in the lower strip as the color of the province of Granada, different elements have been included to better understand a province located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and in the middle of the Penibética mountain range, being its capital the city of Granada. In the province you can distinguish three well differentiated areas: the coast, the fertile plains of Granada and the mountains. Each one of them has particular climatic, orographic, historical and situational characteristics that distinguish it from the others.

Reaching the sky from the steep summits of Sierra Nevada, National Park since 1999 and representative of the Mediterranean mountain and high mountain systems. In this mountain range are located the largest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula: the Mulhacén (3,482 m) and the Veleta (3,392 m), the latter appears snowed in the seal. The entire area of ​​peaks shows the traces of glacial erosion, with u-shaped valleys, cirques topped by ridges, and lagoons that occupy the depressions.

The importance of gastronomy we have in the products grown on its tropical coast that due to its Mediterranean situation, proximity to Africa and the Sierra de Nevada protection) make it have a subtropical microclimate ideal for the cultivation of tropical fruits such as avocado or more. exotic as carambola that appear on the seal.

We can not forget the fruit of the pomegranate: the pomegranate that appears both in the coat of arms of the province and in that of the city. Without forgetting the fruit that appears on his shield and in his name: the pomegranate. A fruit that in the East is considered a symbol of love and fertility and that its virtues have been spread by poets like García Lorca.

The monument par excellence of Granada: The Alhambra could not miss, giving shape to the G appears a stucco arch so characteristic of this construction. The Alhambra, named for its reddish walls ("qa'lat al-Hamra '", Red Castle), is located on the top of the hill of al-Sabika, on the left bank of the Darro River, east of the city, in front of the Albaicín and Alcazaba neighborhoods.

The cathedral of Guadix, denominated Santa Apostolic Cathedral Church of the Incarnation of Guadix supposes a compendium of history, art and religious tradition. Its apostolic title is given by being considered the first diocese of the entire territory that today makes up our country, Spain ... Therefore, the history of the Cathedral of Guadix traces its spiritual origins to the emergence of Christianity in Roman Hispania. The main attraction of the Cathedral of Guadix is ​​its architectural wealth, merging into a single, harmoniously, the three styles corresponding to each of the eras in which it was built, from the Gothic to the Baroque.