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Alhambra Seen from Mirador San Nicolas in Albaicin District, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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Alhambra Palace and Granada Historical Tour  The perfect way to know in deep the city of Granada, combining the Alhambra tour in the morning and the tour to the historic/artistical centre in the afternoon...more...
Coach Excursion to Granada from Costa del SolCoach Excursion to Granada from Costa del Sol   Enjoy a full day excursion from the Costa del Sol to the ancient city of Granada...more...
Excursion to the region of Alpujarra in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from GranadaExcursion to the region of Alpujarra in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Granada  This excursion not only includes interesting cultural elements, but is also recommended for who are interested in nature and landscape...more...
Granada A Culinary Discovery  This cooking holiday is based on Andalucian Cuisine. Granada, the historical meeting grounds of Arabic and Western cultures and home of the mythical Alhambra palace, our cooking classes focus on…more...
Granada's Alhambra and Generalife ~ Scheduled Excursions ~ Guided Group TourGranada Alhambra and Generalife Scheduled Group Excursion  Enjoy a half day group excursion from your hotel to visit Granada's Alhambra and Generalife... more...
Granada Alhambra and Generalife Walking Tour  Half-day private walking tour of Granada once "Granada of the Jews", site of Samuel La Nagid's Talmudic Academy. Visit the palace of Alhambra and it's Generalife Gardens…more...
Granada Alhambra Generalife and Albaycin Quarter Walking Tour  Half-day private walking tour of Granada once "Granada of the Jews", site of Samuel La Nagid's Talmudic Academy. Visit the palace of Alhambra and it's Generalife Gardens…more...
Granada Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens From Seville  On this full day excursion from Seville you will be taken on a private guided tour of the Alhambra Palace and its Generalife gardens...more...
Live Flamenco Dancing Performance in the Caves of SacromonteLive Flamenco Dancing Performance in the Cave of La Canastera  A unique opportunity to watch a genuine Flamenco show at its best. Any visit to Granada would not be complete without seeing live authentic Gypsy dancing...more...
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Featured Granada Hotels  /  Photo Gallery of Granada and the Alhambra

La Alhambra, Jewel of the Spanish Past   by Timothy Tye
La Alhambra, whose name means "The Red" in Arabic, is the most beautiful representation of Moorish architecture in the world. It is a palace and fortress complex on the hills of Sabika, overlooking the city of Granada, in southern Spain. The Alhambra, Generalife and the Medieval Moorish enclave of Albayzín are recognised by Unesco since 1994 as World Heritage Sites. At the time it was built, Alhambra was known as Al-Andalus. Alhambra occupies a hilly terrace on the southeastern edge of Granada. Although it used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers of Granada, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V also built a palace in the Renaissance style and placed it within the Alhambra complex.... read more and view photo gallery

Granada and Beyond   by Edward Kirwan
Granada, in the east of Andalusía, is a city steeped in Moorish tradition. The Alhambra Palace which was recently short listed as a Seventh Wonder of the new world, is truly wondrous but there is so much more to see and do.

The last stronghold of the Arabic/Moorish kings, Granada has retained and celebrates much of its ancient history. A bustling city, it happily combines the old with the new. It can be enjoyed largely on foot using the Gran Via as your central point. Stroll in the tranquil Gardens of Triunfo, gaze at the Hospital Real and the Carthusian Monastery. Take in the glorious Gothic style Royal Chapel and renaissance Cathedral where Isabel and Ferdinand are entombed. You will be sure to find an eatery to your liking among the many atmospheric restaurants, cafes and bars. Happily, unlike much of modern Spain, Granada's bars still offer generous free tapas.

The old Moorish Quarter, the Albaycin, offers narrow shaded streets and is an ideal maze to explore. From the Plaza Larga you can take a stroll along the walls of the Alcazaba de Cadima to the main ancient gateway, the Puerta de Elvira. From Saint Cristobel Mirador de San Nicholas you can gaze upon the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada beyond..

Generalife Gardens, the Alhambra, Granada, Andalucia, Spain, Europe
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The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marks the beginning of the Nasrid Dynasty, under Mohammed Ibn Alhamar in the 11th Century. It graciously overlooks the city of Granada and the vast surrounding lands. This great fortress-cum-palace is easily accessible by car, bus or for the stouter among us, on foot. No visit to Granada is complete without experiencing the magnificent Royal Palace and the Genaralife's well kept gardens.

Granada also acts as a centre for visiting the Sierra Nevada some 75km distant. The area offers full winter sports facilities, walking tours, cycling, horse trekking and many more activities besides. This is truly an adventurer's paradise. The ancient whitewashed villages of the Alpujarras, famed recently for the Lanjaron water and Chris Stewart's "Driving over Lemons", lie to the southeast. Among these, Trevelez lays claim to being the highest village in all of Spain.

From Granada it is possible to ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon. If this is for you, head south to the lesser known Costa Tropical, an hour's drive away. It has quiet sandy coves and beaches stretched along the craggy coastline between the Almeria and Malaga provincial borders. Many of these beaches are barely accessible by car but well worth the effort of reaching them. Among these are large, dedicated naturist's areas.

For those that like to take things a little easier, La Herradura (meaning "horseshoe"), Almuncecar, with all popular facilities, Salobrena, with its castle and Motril for its easy yet working town demeanor are all worth visiting.(forget visiting the port). For sailors and scuba-divers the well maintained and expanding Marina del Este (between Almunecar and La Herradura) provides excellent facilities in a secluded and tranquil setting.

Venturing away from the Mediterranean and to the east of Granada, lies the intriguing troglodyte town of Gaudix. Having sandstone as a natural resource, half the town's population live in caves. And yes, you can stay there. To the northwest lies the old fortified town of Moclin with its magnificent views, one of the last Moorish strongholds before Granada fell to the Christians in 1495. Further afield, to the southeast you can enjoy the relaxing spas of Alhama de Granada.

Granada is easily accessible by air from its newly upgraded international airport to the west of the city. The modern road infrastructure allows easy access to your destination by car or bus. Granada both ancient and modern is there to be enjoyed.

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About the Author: Edward Kirwan resides in Southern Spain and is co-founder of Finca Fantastica Travel


Granada Coach Excursion from Seville  Enjoy a full day excursion to Granada from Seville. Guided tour of The ALHAMBRA, the ROYAL PALACE, ALCAZABA and the surroundings...more... Granada Historic Quarter Walking Tour  A combination of walking and bus tour to show you all the historical side of the city of granada. Visiting the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Albayzin Quarter and...more... Guadix Cave Homes and Old Quarter  A private tour to Guadix, where almost half of the inhabitants live underground. Here we will visit the "Barrio Troglodyte" to see the Cave homes. Then visit the Moorish Castle & old quarter of the village…more... Historic Granada Coach TourHistorical Granada Coach Tour  On this half day coach tour you will see historic Granada. We will visit site such as Royal Chapel, the cathedral, Granada Reyes Catholics, Albaycin quarter...more...


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Hotel Los Angeles & Spa, Granada
The Hotel Los Angeles & Spa is housed in a six-storey terracotta-coloured building with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, located in the historic centre of Granada, two kilometres from the Alhambra Palace. The 122 guestrooms have a traditional Spanish decor in different colour schemes with some featuring solid dark wood furniture and parquet floors. All open onto balconies with views of the Alhambra or the mountains, and are equipped with cable television, dial-up internet connections, direct-dial phones and bathrooms with showers. Diners can enjoy authentic Spanish cooking in the fourth-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views over historic Granada and the mountains.
Hotel Santa Isabel la Real, Albaizyn, Granada
Our hotel is a restored house from the XVI century. It is situated on the main street of the historical neighbourhood of the Albaizyn (Granada), five minutes walking distance from the city centre.  It is surrounded by gardens and different monuments such us the Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real, the palace of Dar-Al Horra and the San Miguel Bajo church. The hotel is also very near the beautiful views from San Nicolas, San Cristobal and la Lona.  There is an enclosed parking lot and a bus stop near the hotel. The bus goes to the city centre and to the Alhambra every 5-10 minutes.  The building has 11 rooms distributed on 3 floors, a patio, a terrace, a sitting room and a breakfast room.  Most of the rooms are outward facing and have very nice views, while others overlook a typical Southern-Andalucian patio.
Hotel Villa Sur, Húetor Vega, Granada
The Hotel Villa Sur is a beautiful "Villa" in the traditional Andalusian style set in a privileged location. There is a small number of spacious rooms with a balcony or terrace. These rooms have a fully-equipped bathroom, hairdryer, scales, welcome kit, a minibar, safe, alarm clock, telephone, ADSL line, satellite TV, heating and air conditioning.  In addition to this there are lounges with different atmospheres as well as landscaped areas, a solarium terrace with a Jacuzzi, an outdoor swimming pool and parking spaces.  Villa Sur is 3 km away from the centre of Granada, next to Húetor Vega with direct access to the city's ring road (Ronda Sur, exit 3). The most characteristic locations such as the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, the Cathedral, the Sierra Nevada (Natural Park and Ski resort), the Alpujarra and the Costa Tropical are easily accessible.
Hospes Palacio de Los Patos, Granada
Set in the heart of Granada, this hotel is close to Fuentes de las Batallas, Granada Cathedral, as well as San Jeronimo Monastery. Other attractions include Alhambra. The Hospes Palacio de los Patos is situated in a 19th-classic century palace with an uncompromising modern design scheme. A culinary offering in search of the authentic: natural, genuine and healthful products and ingredients selected for their immediacy and freshness. These goods are then prepared with innovative culinary technique and a daring conception of the dishes. The Bodyna Palacio de los Patos has areas for massages and spa treatments, as well as a sauna and a steam bath.
Parador of Granada, Alhambra, Granada
Spending a night in the gardens of the Alhambra, among fountains, trees and large arched windows is the exclusive opportunity offered by this Parador, a former convent built by decision of the Catholic Monarchs. This monumental ensemble proposes placid walks around the city for the guest, although the building itself invites you to discover a dreamlike interior, where Arabic and Christian styles mix.  Its bedrooms offer exceptional views of the Generalife, the Secano gardens and the Albaicín, while the classical furniture and numerous portraits mark the decoration of the interior rooms. Under the coffered ceiling of the dining room and the freshness of the summer terrace 'gazpacho andaluz' (cold tomato soup), 'tortilla de Sacromonte' (omelet) and 'piononos de Santa Fe' (typical sponge caked soaked in liqueur) are offered.
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