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Granada is a brilliant jewel in the Andalusian landscape. It’s a joy to browse, explore and discover... while you breathe in the centuries of history surrounding you. The city is best known for its extraordinary and iconic Moorish fortress and palace - the Alhambra. Granada’s old city, Albaicín - also a testament to hundreds of years of Moorish occupation - is a fascinating labyrinth of narrow cobbled stone streets filled with flowers and white-washed houses. Spiced-filled markets, hammams (bath houses) and tea shops serving fresh mint tea add to the Arabic style street-life.  The Alhambra - one of Spain’s most iconic monuments - is an astonishing Islamic hilltop fortress, considered by many to be one of the 10 wonders of the world. It encompasses sumptuous royal palaces, serene patios, incredible gardens, and orchards, fountains and fortifications. Its design, mosaics, and sweeping views are nothing short of breathtaking.

There’s also a modern energy and vibrancy to Granada’s streets, with fabulous tapas bars, bohemian cafes, flamenco clubs, student hangouts, graffiti art, as well as modern city centre parks and unusual gardens.

The historic city spreads out over three hills and lies at the foothills of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. The beaches of the Mediterranean are close by, too (around 35 minutes away), allowing visitors to swim in the sea and ski in the mountains in the same day!