Information Granada City

Granada is the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Beiro, the Darro, the Genil and the Monachil. It is situated at an average elevation of 738 metres above sea level and it is only a 40 minutes drive to the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. 


In the 2014, the population of the city of Granada was  237.540, and the population of the entire urban area was 498.365, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain. Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport located 12 km from the city.


The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is located in Granada. It 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. Over 2 million people are visiting this famous mounument every year.

View on Granada and Sierra Nevada
View on Granada and Sierra Nevada

The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Granada is also well-known within Spain for the University of Granada which has about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city.

The Most Atractive Districts / Areas

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Terraces / Squares (hidden secrets)

The Monuments You Must See

The Most Beautifull Gardens

The Restaurants in Granada


  • The "Dia de la Toma" is celebrated on the 2nd of January;
  • On the 1st Sunday of February the Fiesta de San Cecilio (patron de Granada) is celebrated with a pilgrimage;
  • Eastern week is celebrated with daily processions from the 20th till the 27th of March;
  • On the 3rd of May the day of the crosses is celebrated with cross decorations on the street;
  • Corpus Cristi is celebrated with a big fair. This is the main fiesta of the year and is celebrated from the 22nd till the 29th of May in 2016;
  • On the 15th of September and the last Sunday of September the festivities are held in honor of the patron of Granada; Nuestra Señora de las Angustias (processions);
  • Around the 29th of September San Michiel is celebrated in the district of Albaicin;
  • With Chrismas there are several activities organized such as: Contest of Nativity scenes and Christmas markets.

The Most Exclusive Accommodations in Granada City

Granada City (center): This beautiful hotel is one of the best five star hotels in Granada. It is a 75-room restored masterpiece, that was also declared as an artistic and historic monument. The hotel has 5 floors , 69 rooms and 6 suites.....

Number of persons: 2-150 / Price: from € 110,- a room a night

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