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Monachil is just 8 kilometres from Granada, and the Sierra Nevada ski resort falls within its municipal area. The village has many areas of great natural value and stunning landscapes.The Sierra Nevada National Park forms a breathtaking backdrop, and special mention should be made of the Mulhacén (3,481 m) and Veleta (3,394 m) peaks, Los Cahorros gorge and La Cortijuela botanical gardens.
The village of Monachil itself has important historic/artistic heritage. Outstanding are its 15th century parish church, Casa de los Señores de Aragón house (17th and 18th centuries), as well as the Encarnación church and Casa del Molino house.