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Top Attractions And Holiday Accommodation In Granada

May 19, 2008
It is based at the very foot of the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the conflux of 3 rivers, Beiro, Genil, and Darro. It is set 738 meters above sea level and its nearest local airport is the Granada airport. The pomegranate (Granada) is Granada heraldic device.

Granada is well-known within Spain for its vibrant night life due to the prestigious University of Granada. It is in fact said that it is 1 of the 3 top cities for university students.

When looking around for hotel accommodation, pay special attention to the hotels that are supported by the city pass. When you stay with them for at least two nights, you will be entitled to a Free City Pass per double room holiday accommodation. Note that this special offer cannot be combined with the many other offers or discounts on holiday rentals and holiday apartments in this area.

Once your holiday accommodation has been booked, look at some of the fabulous attractions Valencia has to offer. There are many tourist attractions in Granada well worth a visit, and the Alhambra Palace is definitely one of the top choices. The Alhambra was a palace, that both served as a fortress and a home to the Nasrid Sultans and their high government officials. Servants of the court and elite soldiers of the Nasrid Dynasty also lived there, the Nasrid Dynasty being the last Islamic sultanate in the Iberian Peninsula. The Alhambra is one of the most famous Islamic works of art.

The Cartuja monastery is located in the Cartuja district. This is an ancient monastery that was built in a late Gothic fashion with exuberant Baroque interior decorations. In the Cartuja district, many buildings were also created when the University of Granada grounds were extended.

When you have booked your holiday accommodation in Granada, here is a list of top ten things you must do while visiting Granada should be:

1. Touring the tapas bars around Campo del Principe and Plaza Nueva.
2. Attending the International Granada Festival of Music and Dance.
3. Visiting the Royal Chapel and Cathedral where the 'Reyes Catolicos' are buried.
4. Enjoying the spectacular festivals during Holy Week (Semana Santa).
5. Getting the awesome view of the Alhambra palace from the Mirador de San Nicolas.
6. Taking a whole day excursion into the Alpujarras.
7. Wandering through the tiny Moorish Albacin streets.
8. Seeing a flamenco show staged in the Sacramonte caves.
9. Skiing in the Sierra Nevada in winter.
10. Visiting the Curtuja monastery to view the interior decoration.

Today, Bib-Rambla is a high point for gastronomy tourists, especially its restaurant terraces, which are open on beautiful days. The Alcaicer'a AlArab bazaar consists of several narrow streets, which starts at the Bib-Rambla and reaches as far as the cathedral.

Albacin is a hill situated on the Darro riverbank, which transports visitors to a extraordinary unique world: the ancient city of Elvira site, so-called before the Moors called it Granada.
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