Who we are?

HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER CAR Sierra Nevada belongs to Higher Council of Sports – Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

CAR Sierra Nevada is located at 2320 meters above the sea level, which together with superb sport facilities and magnificent surrounding, the location within 70 km from the coast of Granada and 125 km to Malaga, makes of it the ideal place for practicing sport at high altitude.

High Performance Center´s architecture was a great challenge as the architects Estanislao Pérez Pita and Jerónimo Junquera needed to adopt a bulky ensemble to a slope field without modifying it too much and avoiding a mountain building style clichés.

First phase

Its first phase (athletics track, multipurpose pavilion, medical center and gyms) was inaugurated on 29th of February 1992 by H.E. Mr. Javier Solana Madariaga (in those days Minister of Education and Science) and by H.E. Mr. Javier Gómez Navarro (former State Secretary for Sport).

Second phase

The second phase was inaugurated on 13th of December 1995 by H.E. Mr. Jerónimo Saavedra (in those days Minister of Education and Science) and by The Secretary of State for Sport H.E. Mr. Rafael Cortes Elvira with its wooden floor pavilion, 50 meters and 6 lanes covered swimming pool, football field and 400 meters and 8 lanes athletic track.

Third phase

The residence, which was inaugurated in 2004, has 89 rooms with internet connection (most of them are double rooms), café and games room, dining room, three lecture rooms and TV room with satellite connection.