Mulhacén

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Mulhacén
Alpujarras Uitzicht.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,478.6 metres (11,413 ft)
Prominence3,285 m (10,778 ft) Ranked 64th
Isolation529 kilometres (329 mi)
Coordinates37°03′12″N, 3°18′41″W
Geography
LocationGranada,  Spain
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Climbing
First ascentunknown (before 1500)
Easiest routehike

Mulhacén is the highest mountain in continental Spain and in the Iberian Peninsula. 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 last-but-one Muslim King of Granada in the 15th century, who according to legend was buried on the summit of the mountain.

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