“Dale limosna mujer que no hay en el mundo nada como la pena de ser ciego en Granada.
At the foot of the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula, the beautiful city of Granada shines. As the capital of the province, studying in this city is ideal because it’s one of the cities with the greatest number of diverse university students. It’s also famous for its free tapas that are served with drinks.
You cannot mention this marvellous city without mentioning the Alhambra, its popular neighborhood Sacromonte which is known for its impressive flamenco shows, and the incredible views of the Albaicín.
Even though the historical heritage of Granada is incalculable, it is essential to point out the city’s Nazarí heritage because it was under Moorish rule until 1492. Thanks to this Arabic influence, in the heart of Granada you can find the most visited monument in all of Spain: the Alhambra.
The Alhambra is made up of palaces and gardens forming a walled citadel inside the city that served as the official residence for the monarch and the court of the Nazarí Kingdom. Because of the Christian Reconquest, in the Alhambra you can now see the coming together of two major cultures through its Arabic architecture and Christian palaces.
Furthermore, neighborhoods like the Allbaicín boast typical white, narrow streets that will lead you to incredible lookouts. Here you can watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world with views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada.
It is a small Andalusian city made up of about 200,000 inhabitants that has excellent connection by tram, bus, and train, as well as to the airport. Granada is found in the shadow of the Mulhacen, the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, it’s only 30 minutes away from one of the best ski resorts in Europe. You’ll have access to all of the facilities and tools necessary for you to train to become a ski or snowboard trainer.
Additionally, Granada is less than 45 minutes away from the “tropical coast,” named for its mild temperatures and crystal-clear waters that make it one of the best places in Andalusia to scuba dive.
As in the majority of Spanish cities, Granada’s most important event is Holy Week, in addition to May Crosses and the fair of Corpus, which take place in the summer. The Corpus is a 500-year-old tradition, and it is the biggest party that the city has to offer. On Wednesday of the fair, there is a parade of giants and “cabezudos,” while on Sunday there is a large procession around the cathedral. This takes place in June, 60 days after Easter Monday, and the best thing is that the majority of “casetas” have free entrance so that you can enjoy the fair without limitations.
Granada is a dreamy place with all of the ease and advantages of a small city that definitely will not let you down.