Information about Granada

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Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, Granada is a city rich in culture and history. Located in Andalusia, it is at the same time the capital of the province

Together with Seville and Cordoba, Granada is a city with many monuments and remains from the Al-Andalus period. Granada is not only a top destination for lovers of culture, the nearby Sierra Nevada, the Poniente de Granada region and the Alpujarras make it an excellent destination for skiing and hiking.

As the city is located only an hour’s drive from the Costa Tropical, the Mediterranean coast of Granada, it is possible to ski in Pradollano in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach in Motril, Salobreña or Almuñecar.

The airport of Granada, Federico García Lorca, is situated to the west of the city. It is also advertised by some budget airlines as Granada-Jaen airport. There is not a wide choice of flights available and occasionally it may be cheaper to fly to the nearby airport of Malaga on the Costa del Sol.

Granada has hot summers and cold winters when it snows in the nearby Sierra Nevada. The summers are usually dry, and the rainfall is concentrated during the spring and winter months. Find out more about weather in Granada on this weather page.

Without a doubt the Alhambra is the most important monument in Granada. This Muslim palace and fortress is represents the Islamic legacy of Andalusia as no other monument in Andalusia. The Alhambra borders to the east by the Cuesta del Rey Chico and to the north by the valley of the river Darro. The complex is completely walled. The gardens of the Generalife are located next to the citadel.

The Albaicin was built as a defensive town. It dates back to the fourteenth century and is situated on a hill in front of the Alhambra. It is an ancient Muslim neighborhood with narrow streets, white-washed houses and scenic views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada.

The Sacromonto is the gypsy neighborhood of Granada. The district is famous for its cave houses and flamenco shows. Like the Albaicin it offers splendid view to the Alhambra, especially from the Mirador de San Nicolas.

The valley of the river Lecrín, south of Granada, has always played an important role in the history of the province, because it was the only  access route to the city of Granada from the Mediterranean coast. The flora and fauna of the valley are exceptionally varied due to the abundance of water and the excellent climate, with mild winters and cool summers.

In the last decades the Lecrin Valley has become an increasingly popular holiday destination amongst tourists from all over the world, because of the excellent connections with teh nearby airports in Malaga, Granada and Almeria.

Routes in Granada

Granada offers everything for a perfect outdoor holiday. The alpine mountains in Sierra Nevada, lush forest in the Sierra de Tejada and the Alpujarras, arid lunar landcapes in Guadix and subtropical vegation on the Costa Tropical are just some of the areas where adventure companies offer outdoor activities such as skiing, cycling, climbing, hiking, windsurfing or sailing.

With our search program we are able to give the rental cars available in Granada listed by the lowest price from different car hire companies.

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If you  are looking to rent a holiday home in Granada, because you want to spend your holidays in the Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada or the coast of Granada, you can find a selection of fine appartments and Holiday Villas offered by some of our clients.

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