Granada is the capital of the province of Granada, which is in Andalusia, Spain. It sits at the bottom of the Sierra Nevada mountain range where four rivers meet: Beiro, Darro, Genil and Monachil.
If you like historical and religious sites there is a lot of things to do in Granada that most probably will catch your interest. There are many religious buildings in Granada, like the Cathedral of Granada, built by the Catholics over the site of the Great Mosque of Granada in the 16th century, and the Royal Chapel, now a historic monument, that was built in the 16th century.
Golfers can play a few holes at some of the city’s golf courses, including the Granada Golf Club, Los Moriscos Golf Club, Medina Elvira Golf Club, and the Santa Clara Golf Club.
Opera lovers will want to go to the Teatro Alhambra, the site of the Granada Opera theater shows. You can find out their schedule for the year online.
If you want to experience the true Spanish Flamenco style of dance, come to the caves of Sacromonte, as they are the actual authentic ones, not the ones tourists can see on the streets of the city. Places to go include Sala Alhambra, Zambra de Maria La Canastera, Zambra Gitana La Rocio, Zamra Gitana de Los Tarantos, and Taller de Artre Vimaambi. You can get more information at your hotel and many Granada hotels will provide transportation to the shows.
Holiday travelers shouldn’t miss the Alhambra Palace, a Moorish citadel and famous Islamic building, which through the centuries has been a fortress and palace for the Muslim emirs or rulers. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The weather in Granada features temperatures ranging from 12.2 Celsius (54F) in January to 33.5 Celsius (92.3F) in July and August, so if you like warmer weather, you should come in the summer.
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