Granada

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Granada is situated in southern Spain's Andalusia region, tucked into the foothills of the brooding Sierra Nevada mountains. A treasure trove of medieval architecture from its Moorish occupation, the city's Arabian flair exists everywhere, from the traditional teahouses and spice-scented street stalls, to the city's historic showpiece, Alhambra.

A sprawling, fortified hilltop complex, Alhambra is a maze of intricately adorned palaces, elegant patios, and tranquil orchards. While it's a blend of both Arab and traditional Spanish life, Granada has a very modern side too. Energetic streets play host to hipster haunts, bohemian coffeehouses, and funky flamenco clubs, all of which keep this old city young.

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