Granada, the provincial capital of Granada located in Andalusia in the south of Spain, is set in the idyllic location at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains at the convergence of three rivers, Beiro, Darro and Genil and only one hour from the Mediterranean Coast.
Holding the 13th largest urban area of Spain, Granada’s main attraction is the Alhambra, the most visited monument of Spain and a Moorish palace bringing tourists from all over the world to the city to see this Islamic legacy. The city’s history dates back to more than a thousand years and has UNESCO-granted World Heritage Sites.
With the prestigious University of Granada, it is well know also for holding some of the best vibrant student nightlife in the country along with 2 other cities.
Granada is a historic, vibrant city offering something for everyone. Due to strong cultural influences from the Moors, there are diverse districts where you can go to visit gardens, parks, monuments and popular restaurants of both Spanish and Arabic food.
As the hometown of Federico García Lorca, Granada doesn’t fail to disappoint with its wide range of attractions and stunning architecture, the city is described as being “open all year round”.
The Mercat district took shape around the commercial life of the city's inhabitants. Accordingly, its two most emblematic buildings are used for trading purposes. The Gothic building of La Lonja, declared by UNESCO as a heritage of humanity, features a beautiful columned room where the old tables on which trading transactions were finalised are still in use today. Outside the destroyed wall grew the Granada of the bourgeoisie, with its wide pavements, broad landscaped thoroughfares and countless instances of modernist architecture. On the other side of the Turia's old riverbed lie the nursery gardens, along with the Fine Arts Museum and the ultramodern part of the city which, on account of its size, serves as a nexus between the coastal townships and the old quarter. The futuristic face of the city is mirrored on the old riverbed through the Gulliver Children's park and the leisure and culture complex., Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies. Life in the city of Granada spreads down to the seafront with the harbour are and the beaches of Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa.