The center of one of the most tourist-friendly cities in Spain has a long history, much of which is preserved in its architecture, where Moorish castles mingle with Renaissance cathedrals.
The presence of 60,000 Spanish and foreign university students guarantees a lively nightlife with everything from traditional gypsy flamenco to dance, blues and jazz clubs. Evenings traditionally commence with a tour of the tapas bars.
The city is awash with bars and restaurants with the greatest concentration in Pedro Alarcon and Plaza Nueva. Most bars serve free tapas with each drink, while restaurants range from Andalucian specialists to pizzerias, burger bars and Arab kebab houses. The city center hosts some spectacular fiestas and several international festivals, so visitors should check dates in advance.
Granada’s main tourist attraction of the city is The Alhambra, a 14th-century Moorish citadel. The Alhambra – which translates into 'red fortress' – is famed for its intricate stonework and delicate Moorish embellishments – mosaic tiles, reflection pools and detailed arabesques. Framed by the wildflowers of the surrounding park – the Alameda de la Alhambra – the Alhambra is an undisputed marvel, and is reputedly the most visited site in Spain.
Granada is served by Granada Airport - officially called Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaen airport – which takes domestic flights from Barcelona and Madrid.