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Things to do in Granada

Granada – Historic moorish city of intrigue and religion

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.

 

Things to do in Granada

 

Historical Sites

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.

 

Granada Golf Club

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.

 

Teatro Alhambra

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.

 

Spanish Flamenco

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.

 

Alhambra Palace

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.

 

When to go to Granada

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.

 

Things to do in Granada

Granada Facts

Population237 929
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
CurrencyEuro
Longitude-3.600833
Latitude37.178056
AirportGranada, Spain (GRX)

Granada average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
12~13 °C 14~15 °C 19 °C 20 °C 23~25 °C 28~30 °C 34 °C 33~34 °C 28~29 °C 22~23 °C 16~17 °C 13~14 °C

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Golf in Granada

To the south of the city is where the best golf is played in Granada. Both the Granada Club de Golf and Santa Clara Golf Club are located a short car ride south of the city. Both are 18 hole courses and both are stunningly scenic, using the hilly nature of the area in the design of the courses. Don't miss them if you are in the area and feel up for a round of golf!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Granada- Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín

Dating back to the 16th-century Muslim Spain, the ensemble of the Alhambra, the Generalife and Albayzín is a great example of royal Arab residences of the period and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex, to the east of which the beautiful gardens of the Generalife are found, and the Albayzín is a district in Granada with narrow streets filled with Moorish architecture.

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