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Granada Spain

Cradled in the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is bursting with both romance and charm. Known for its medieval architecture, lip-smacking cuisine and lively nightlife, this Andalusian city has plenty on offer. From delving into its fascinating Moorish history to exploring the intricate graffiti art dotted about its crumbling walls – you'll never run out of things to do.

One thing you can't miss in Granada is a visit to the Alhambra – a sprawling hilltop palace complex encompassing fortified walls, landscaped gardens and marble-encrusted fountains. Other sites of interest include the 16th-century cathedral – adorned with stained-glass windows, sculptures and paintings by artist Alonso Cano – and the UNESCO-listed Generalife.

If you're visiting with kids, the Parque de las Ciencias is well worth a visit, offering over 70,000 square metres packed with interactive displays. Make a stop at the Planetarium and the 'biosphere pavilion' to delve into the Earth's geology and environment. For shopping and a chance to step back in time, don't miss a wander through La Alcaicería, a replica of a traditional Arab bazaar harking back to days gone by.

There's a distinct energy to Granada's streets after dark when bohemian bars, intimate flamenco clubs and rustic cafés lining the cobbled streets come alive and keep pumping until dawn.

With the international airport around ten miles away from the centre and high-speed trains serving major Spanish cities, Granada is well connected to the rest of the country and abroad.


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