Holidays in Granada Sierra Nevada
Granada Sierra Nevada Spain - tourist information
Granada city is the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalucia in Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it counts 237.000 inhabitants including 80.000 university students split over 5 different campuses.
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This picturesque town sits at an elevation of 738 metres above sea level, yet is only one hour from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held.
Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Airport, the Granada-Jaén Airport which is very easy to reach for UK visitors.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.
The Moorish influence on architecture is also preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Other worth-visiting sights in Granada are the Cathedral of Granada and the Royal Chapel of Granada.