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n. A dance to waltz music in triple time.


Veleta may refer to:

  • Veleta (Sierra Nevada), a mountain in Spain
  • Veleta, song on the Lucero (Lucero (entertainer) album)
  • Veleta (dance), a dance in triple time (see Wiktionary)

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Veleta (Sierra Nevada)

Veleta (" Weather vane") or Pico del Veleta is the third highest peak of the Iberian peninsula and the second highest in the Sierra Nevada. Its height is given variously as , and .

The mountain can be seen from the city of Granada. Veleta's northern slopes are home to the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. The access road that takes one to approximately 10 metres below the summit is the highest paved road in Europe across the mountains from Granada to the western Alpujarras. This road was built before the creation of the Sierra Nevada National Park in 1999. It has since been closed to general traffic beyond Hoya de la Mora, just above the ski station. However, the road is still used by ski station employees, national park rangers, cyclists and walkers, and there is also a microbus service that takes hikers up to Posiciones del Veleta, a viewpoint 3,100 metres above sea level. In summer it is a relatively easy walk up to the summit from there.

The Corral de la Veleta or Corral del Veleta glacier, at 37° N the southernmost glacier in Europe, disappeared in 1913.

On Pico Veleta at an elevation of 2920 m is the location of the IRAM 30m telescope.

Usage examples of "veleta".

Sierra Nevada bearing due north, the two highest, Pico Veleta and Cerro Mulahacen, reaching up more than eleven thousand feet.

Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wonderful wife, Veleta, his two airdales and three cats.