Granada Spain Guide

Useful Granada spain guide, providing information for the city in Andalucia.

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Guide to the City of Granada Spain

Granada Spain Guide - Situated in the region of Andalucia in south-eastern Spain, Granada has a population of around a quarter of a million and enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters.

The history of Granada stretches back to prehistoric times, the original settlement was known as Elybirge, which later became Illiberis during the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsular.

The name Granada did not come into being until the Arab occupation of Spain, and in fact Granada was the last Spanish city to remain under Muslim control during the Christian re-conquest of Spain, finally falling to the Christians at the end of the 15th Century.

As with many other Spanish cities in the region, Granada still bears evidence of the Moorish influence and architecture, and the best known piece of architecture in Granada is the famous Alhambra Palace, a collection of palaces and gardens dating from the 14th Century and standing at the foot of the Sierra Nevada overlooking the city. The Alhambra Palace is the prime tourist attraction of the city of Granada, Spain.

Another popular section of the city is the ancient Arab district, which is known as El Albayzin, which comprises a charming network of narrow, winding streets and alleyways with delightful little squares, many offering fine views of the Alhambra itself.

Another great experience to enjoy in Granada is dining out, there are a large number of excellent restaurants and tapas bars to explore, offering a wide range of local dishes and delicacies.

Granada is a fairly small and compact city, but it still has a lively nightlife and there are a decent selection of bars and clubs to try out, many of which are open until the early hours. One of the best known is Bar Pilar del Toro situated in the Plaza Santa Ana and located in a 400 year old building, other well known bars include El Rincón de San Pedro, Bodega Castaneda and Casa Henrique.

Overall Granada in Spain is a super place to visit whether you wish to take a holiday or just spend the day, you can soak up its rich cultural and architectural heritage and its wonderful climate. Bienvenido a la Granada.

Ganada Factfile:-

Location:- Granada is situated in southern Spain, in the region of Andalucia and is the capital of the province of Granada, it is located on the crossroads of the A-92 and the N-323.

History:- Granada has been inhabited since man's earliest and has seen settlements of Ibero-Celtic, Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman and Visigothic. Granada had a Jewish community before the invasion of the Moors and it was the last major Spanish city to be re-conquered by the Christians, finally falling in 1492.

Climate:- The climate in Granada as with all of southern Spain is warm and temperate, with mild winters and hot summers, summer temperatures can reach the high 30's and most of its native inhabitants take a siesta during the hottest part of the day.

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