In the foothills of Sierra Nevada, between the Darro and Genil rivers, is situated one of the most interesting cities in eastern Andalucia. The striking Moorish legacy blends with gothic and Renaissance architecture and the most modern facilities of the XXI century.
Being the last city re-conquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, Granada has a distinctive Moorish flavor. Its cuisine, crafts and urban layout are determined by its glorious history. Fountains, viewpoints and Carmens, houses surrounded by typical gardens, make for unforgettable corners. Not surprisingly, one of its oldest districts, the Albaycin, is a World Heritage Site along with the Alhambra and the Generalife.
Important cultural centre for centuries, both during Muslim and Christian government, Granada nowadays enjoys a large calendar of cultural and leisure offers. Film festivals, music and theater are complemented by permanent and temporary exhibitions covering all areas of knowledge. Old Renaissance palaces are home to seminars, conferences and debates, while innovative infrastructures are holding big events.
Granada has a wide range of accommodation, most notably historic buildings such as the ancient monastery of Santa Paula (AC Hotel) and San Francisco (Parador de Turismo located inside the monumental compound of the Alhambra), Albaycin Carmenes or cave houses in Sacromonte.
Its good communications, together with its wonderful climate and abundant offers for beach and snow, make Granada a unique destination for cultural travel, adventure or conventions. Renting a car at Malaga airport is one of the best options to get swiftly to this great destination and for getting around the area or visiting the National Park of Sierra Nevada and the ski resort of Pradollano.