City of the Alhambra

Set at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is truly the jewel in the crown of Andalusia and a perfect starting point for mountain holidays. Granada is served by Federico Garcia Lorca airport, which is a mere 15km from the city and has good rail and road links to the rest of Andalusia. One cannot mention this region without speaking about the Alhambra palace. This elegant Moorish palace is one of Spain’s and Granada’s most important cultural attractions, and a visit here would not be complete without seeing it. Built in the 14th century for the last Muslim emir, the architecture is a prime example of intricate arabesque design and together with the gardens and water features make this a truly breath-taking place to visit.