Granada (pomegranate in Spanish) is the capital city of the province of Granada. It is beautifully situated at the foot of theSierra Nevada mountains. With an elevation of 738 metres above sea level it is still only one hour from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station.
The Alhambra a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada and is the most famous building of Andalusian Islamic historical legacy. The influence of Almohad in architecture is preserved in the Albaicín quarter with great examples of Moorish construction. Both the Alhambra and the Morrish Albaicín quarter were designated as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Granada's gastronomy is rich and diverse and on its own a reason to visit.
With a large number of bars and restaurants where you can sample famous dishes such asmigas, habas con jamón (beans and ham), Sacromonte omelet, remojón or gazpacho.
Best of all, Granada is the home of "arte del tapeo" ("tapas art"). With your drink at the bars you will receive afree tapa! The most famous areas for tapas are: Albaicín, Campo del Príncipe, Realejo, Plaza de Toros and the city centre.
Granada is a monumental city with a diversity of styles that gives it it's own personality. Aside from the worldwide renown Alhambra, must see's are: the Cathedral, the Monastery of la Cartuja, the Royal Chapel, The Monastery of San Jerónimo and the Science Park Museum. But, what makes the visitors really fall in love with Granada, it is its hidden corners. Take this into account as it would be a real shame if you go back home without encountering the hidden gems of the Granada.