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Trip from Marbella to Granada

Andalusian Islamic history

Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of three rivers, the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. The Alhambra, a Moorish palace and citadel, is renowned for its Andalusian Islamic historical legacy. With its many cultural attractions Granada is a popular destination for those touring Spain.

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What to do in Granada

The most important thing to do in Granada is to visit the Alhambra and the Generalife – a World Heritage Site.

The Alhambra receives more than 3 million tourists a year, which makes it the most visited monument in Spain. See the beautiful palaces, gardens and patios, ancient towers and walls of the Nasrid dynasty who ruled between in 1232 and 1492. It was the summer residence of the Nazarid kings, located at the foot of a hill from where you can see the entire city. Discover a beautiful garden and the variety of flowers and fountains.

The Alhambra is very busy all year round and it is important to buy tickets in advance. You can buy tickets to the Alhambra between one and three months in advance of the visit, but not on the same day. Buy tickets to the Alhambra from the Ticketmaster website

Other districts of Granada

The El Albaycin district is one of the most attractive districts of Granada with its little squares, white houses and medieval streets, and incredible views of the Alhambra.

Sacromonte is a district of Granada with narrow, twisted streets. See flamenco shows organized by gypsies in the caves nearby.

Realejo is a district in Granada's old Jewish Quarter. It has a unique style and a very active community with carmenes, whitewashed houses, and numerous pubs and tapas bars.

Paseo de los Tristes is one of the busiest corners of Granada. Located just below the Alhambra and at the foot of the Albaycin, it offers incredible views of the Alhambra and variety of tapas bars.

Carrera del Darro is one of Granada's oldest streets,with brick bridges across the River Darro and near the Alhambra. In this corner of Granada there are remains of Arab homes and buildings

Plaza Nueva was a major focal point of life in Granada and was built in the Christian era and is located to the west of the River Darro

Carmen de los Martires is a perfect place for a nice walk. Romantic gardens with a mixture of French and English landscaping, situated around the Alhambra with an area of more than seven hectares.

Triunfo historic gardens has coloured fountains at night and is surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the Royal Hospital and the Monument to the Virgin.

The street called Calle Alcaiceria is full of typical shops and souvenirs. It is a part of the former Arab Market. And well worth a visit. It is close to the Plaza Bip Rambla.

Puerta Real is a modern area of Granada, but it has its charm with many tapas bars and summer terraces in the Plaza de Mariana Pineda and Cam. Savour the little plates of stewed snails, battered fish, potatoes a lo pobre, pinchos and migas .

Science Park

Visit the Park of Sciences and enter a different world - a world where the visitor will gain the knowledge of the history of science. This interactive museum has everything designed for participation and enjoyment at any age. You will see the planetarium and Astronomical Observatory, the Biosphere Room, the Perception Room and it also has a tropical butterfly area, giant chess, acoustic modules, water games, the distorted house distorted and botanical tours, etc..


Further afield

Ski in Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada Massif with a 3,478 meter high summit, guarantees an abundance of quality snow and at the same time is blessed by the sun. Ski in the most southern ski resort of Europe and then make your way to the beaches of the Costa del Sol for the rest of your holiday - Two holidays in one!

Getting There

From our apartment : Probably best to hire a car. Marbesol Car Hire is located just outside our complex. Or you could go by organised coach tour. The pick up is early in morning just outside our complex. During summer months, you may need to book in advance.

Ask our apartment manager (Wendy) for details of how to book.

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