GLORIOUS GRANADA Holidays
Granada was the capital of the Moorish kingdom from the 13th century until it was captured by the Catholic monarchs in 1491, so culture and history are evident everywhere.
- Cultural City Break
- Visit the world famous Alhambra
- Flamenco & tapas
- Breathtaking natural scenery of Sierra Nevada
Situated at the base of the majestic Sierra Mountain range, and only one hour’s drive from the stunning beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, this is one of our favourite places in Spain, and not just for the world famous Alhambra, considered to be the best medieval Muslim complex in the world. With its many historical sites, culture in abundance, lively night life, superb landscape and opportunities to hike, ski or cycle in the mountains you will be amazed with what this region offers.
Start your Granada holiday.
WHY VISIT GRANADA?
Explore the hilly, maze like narrow streets of the Albaicin and soak up the beautiful views of the Alhambra and Granada from Mirador de San Nicolas. Be sure to visit the Alcaiceria, or spice market, which has been on this site for centuries. Purchase some souvenirs while getting the feel for local life and enjoy tapas and drinks at the many eating places.
For sheer beauty, the Carrera del Darro is considered one of the most scenic walks in Granada while the hilly gypsy quarter, Sacromente, is known for its narrow historic lanes and cave dwellings, often used for flamenco shows. If you are looking for street art, head to Realejo, and the works of local artist, Raul Ruiz. Suitable for all ages, the interactive space centre and museum in the Science Park is worth checking out.
The Alhambra, and adjacent Generalife Gardens, an entire walled city within Granada, oozing history and culture, with its Nasrid palace, forts, pavilions and barracks. Relax in the beautiful Arab gardens with their colourful flowers, roses, pools and fountains. We recommend you book tickets well in advance as it does get very busy.
There are a wealth of other historical sites to explore such as the first Renaissance catholic cathedral in Spain, built on the site of a mosque. With the Royal Chapel of Granada to its side, this is the final resting place of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand.
Begin your Granada holiday:
- Explore the Sierra Nevada mountain range, with its super ski station. Hike or bike through the region exploring tiny mountain villages and witness its natural beauty and panoramic scenery. It is indeed possible to ski on the range and swim in the Med on the same day…we have done it ourselves!
Begin your Granada city break.
Holy Week celebrations, and on June 7th Corpus Christi procession with Moorish dances and parade of mythical creatures.
When To Go
Spring or Autumn
Fly from the UK to Malaga. (Just under 3 hours)
It's then a 90 minute drive to Granada.