A City in the Southern province of Andalucia
If the mention of Spain conjures up romantic images in your mind of flamenco, bull fighting, bars lined with tapas, and stunning sun-drenched architecture, you’ll love Granada. When you think of these iconic Spanish offerings, it’s the Southern province of Andalucia you’re really thinking of, and the distinctly Andalucian city of Granada won’t disappoint. Granada is home to one of the world’s most famous architectural treasures – the Alhambra.
Overlooking the city from its hill top perch, the Alhambra is a collection of elaborate palaces and lush gardens that’s dominated the Granada skyline for centuries. While the Alhambra is by far Granada’s most prized attraction, there’s plenty more on offer in this vibrant city to keep you busy for days. More Granada highlights include a host of other architectural delights, a fascinating old Islamic quarter (the Albayzin), and an atmospheric gypsy district (Sacromonte). Then there’s the culture. Flamenco is still alive and kicking in Granada, excellent tapas bars abound around the city, and a massive student population means the nightlife is cool and vibrant. If it’s the outdoors you crave, Granada is close to the stunning Sierra mountain range which offers superb skiing in the winter and great hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Whether it’s history, culture, a party, or the great outdoors you’re after, a holiday in Granada will be right up your street.