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About Granada

Known for its medieval architecture and beautiful scenery, Granada is located in southern Spain by the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of Spain’s famous buildings are here, including the Alhambra Citadel which features stunning mosaic art and grand designs. From mountains to beaches, Granada has it all, and attracts people from all over the world with its huge variety of climates ranging from the mild beaches to the mountain range.

Things to Do in Granada

Many avid skiers come to experience the Sierra Nevada during its peak season, which lasts from November to May. In addition to skiing, Sierra Nevada also offers many hiking routes and outdoor activities amongst nature. There are many famous buildings in Granada, including the Alhambra, which is the oldest preserved Moorish palace. The Granada Cathedral was the first renaissance church built in Spain, making it one of the most important monuments in the country. The Royal Chapel is where the Catholic monarchs have been buried, and the Banuelo dates back to the 11th century, making it one of the oldest and best preserved Arab public baths in Spain. Other famous buildings to visit include Cartuja Monastery, Santo Domingo Church, and The Madraza—the first Arab university in Granada. Stroll through the stunning gardens of Generalife, which was the summer residence of the Nazrid kings. Go shopping on busy Alcaiceria Street, which is part of the former Arab Market and has a wide selection of souvenirs and shops. Don’t forget to check out Plaza Nueva, which was a center point of town life in Granada where many tournaments and bull running events have taken place. The Triunfo Gardens are of historical importance and light up the evening sky with colored fountains, not to mention that they are in close proximity to the Monument to the Virgin and the Royal Hospital, which are two beautiful buildings.

Day Trips Near Granada

There are many great places to visit that are near Granada, which make for great day trips. Nerja in Malaga is just over an hour away and is where the underground Caves of Nerja are located, as well as beautiful beaches. Malaga City is 90 minutes by car and is where the Picasso Museum and Gibralfaro Castle are located. Other charming towns that are just over an hour by car include Prego de Cordoba, which has beautiful flowered streets and panoramic views, as well as Alpujarra Granada, home to various cute villages, local crafts and open-roof restaurants.

Granada Accommodation

The best place to stay in Granada is El Centro because it is close to the action and is within walking distance from the restaurants, cafes and bars. The oldest part of the city is El Albaicin, which is made up of winding, narrow streets and is a more romantic part of town. Some choose to stay near the Alhambra, which is the famous ancient palace and fortress. El Realejo is the former Jewish Quarter and has lots of bars and nighttime spots for going out. If you want more peace and quiet, other great neighborhoods to rent a property in include Bola de Oro, the greenest part of the city that is 20 minutes away from the town center, as well as La Cartuja and La Chana, which are university neighborhoods with large student populations that are more affordable.

Transportation in Granada

Getting around Granada is super convenient and easy when you’re visiting. There is an extensive bus system that includes connections to the Sierra Nevada, major metropolitan areas, other cities in Spain including Madrid and Seville, as well as around the city of Granada itself. There are six major car rental companies in Granada as well, in case you want to adventure out on your own. Taxis are also conveniently located across town, and there is also a small railway station located in Avenida de Andaluces in the center of town.

Vacation Rentals in Granada

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For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $2076 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Granada has 2591 gorgeous homes with 290 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with

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