places to visit in granada spain ...

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Granada Spain is a wonderful place - partly because of its magnificent history and architecture, but also because of its fantastic position.

Nestling at the foot of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range, it is so easy to drive/catch the bus up and enjoy a spot of ski-ing.

Or, 100 kms to the south, you have the marvelous Mediterranean Sea and renowned Costa del Sol.

Something for all tastes in fact, so ... let s take a closer look at this exciting city of World Heritage Sites ...

places to visit in granada spain - city overview

  • capital of province of Granada
  • in Spain s southerly region of Andalucia
  • at the foot of Sierra Nevada mountains
  • confluence of Rivers Darro and Genil

  • sightseeing in granada spain

    Granada was the last Muslim city in Spain to be reconquered by Christians and retains its unmistakable Arab flavor.

    The most brilliant jewel of Granada Spain is surely the Alhambra and Generalife - a series of magnificent palaces and gardens built chiefly during the 14th century under the Nazari Dynasty.

    Other sites well-worth visiting include:

  • El Albaic n - ancient Jewish quarter
  • royal cathedral in Granada Spain - built 1523, tombs of Queen Isabel/King Ferdinand
  • El Carm n de los M rtires - palace with botanic garden
  • the 16th century Santa Ana Church
  • Sacromonte Hill

  • festivals and celebrations in granada

    As with other Spanish cities, Granada enjoys a good fiesta and its main ones are:

  • 2 January - celebration of recapture of city by Catholic king
  • 1 February - San Cecilio - patron saint of Granada Spain
  • Semana Santa - Holy Week/Easter
  • 3 May - D a de la Cruz
  • June - week-long Corpus Christi market

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