images of the city of sl-granada

At the foot of Sierra Nevada, between the rivers Darro and Genil, lies one of the most interesting cities in Eastern Andalusia. The impressive Andalusian legacy is added to Renaissance architectural jewels and the most modern facilities of the 21st century.

The fact that Granada is the last city reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 gives it an unmistakable Arabic aroma. Its gastronomy, craftsmanship and town planning are determined by its glorious historical past. Fountains, viewpoints and Carmenes, the houses surrounded by characteristic gardens of this city, contribute to create unforgettable corners. Not in vain, one of its old neighborhoods, the Albaicín, is a World Heritage Site along with La Alhambra and the Generalife. An important cultural centre for many centuries, both during the Muslim and Christian rule, it now enjoys an enviable cultural and leisure agenda. Film, music and theatre festivals and seasons are complemented by permanent and travelling exhibitions covering all fields of knowledge. Former Renaissance palaces host seminars, conferences and colloquia, while the most innovative infrastructures are prepared for major events.

Its good communications, together with its wonderful climate and abundant proposals of beaches and snow make Granada a unique destination for cultural, adventure and congress trips...

The last kingdom to be reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs has an incredible historical-artistic heritage. Arab and Christian elements shake hands in the streets of Granada. The palace complexes of La Alhambra and the Generalife, along with the Albaicín district, have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Gran Vía de Colón and the Avenida de los Reyes Católicos will lead visitors to the most important neighborhoods and monuments erected in the Renaissance.