Just an hour’s drive from the Mediterranean coast, with the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop, Granada is one of Spain’s most magnificent cities. With an enchanting mix of styles, from the ancient Arab quarter of the Albaicin to the more traditionally Spanish old centre near the Cathedral, Spain’s third-largest university town offers plenty of different things to do and see.
Granada is best known for the Alhambra palace, the jewel of Islamic architecture, stunningly located on a high rocky outcrop on the edge of the city.
Nearby Sierra Nevada is a very popular mountain resort for skiing, climbing and hiking.
The city is chock full of bars, many of which still maintain the Granadino tradition of giving you a free tapa with your drink. It is a charming and vibrant city, where Spanish and Moorish culture beautifully blend together.