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Granada

Granada was the last city of the Spanish reconquest. The long centuries of Arab occupation are reflected in numerous monuments and cultural attractions that make the city únique. On the one hand we find the country's most visited monument: the Alhambra palace and fortress complex reminiscent of the Moorish occupation of Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nor should you miss the Generalife, a garden area attached to the Alhambra which became a place of recreation and rest of the Muslim kings of Granada. The catredral, the royal chapel and the neighborhood ofThe Albaicín (also declared a World Heritage Site), are places full of charm that you can not miss. Granada is also very visited by tourists because of its proximity to Sierra Nevada and its ski slopes and of course for its warm climate, due to its location in southern Spain. It has many parks, gardens and museums to increase the interest of the city.

Highlights 
Granada is the spanish city with the most Moorish art heritage, because it was the city that was occupied more years.
A few kilometers from the city you'll find the highest ski slope is in the country.
Live flamenco in its place of origin: Andalusia.
Its people and its pleasant climate will make your stay in Andalusia an unforgettable experience.
Transport 
The city of Granada has a bus line, metro / tram and rail. International Airport Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén is the closest one to the city.
The best of the city 

Alhambra: It is an Andalusian palace city that housed the king and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. Its beauty lies not only in the interiors, but also in its localization, adapting to the landscape and fusing with it. It is one of  the most visited monuments in Spain.

Generalife: The Generalife is the villa with gardens used as a resting place for the Muslim kings of Granada. It was designed as a rural house, a place of rest and leisure. It consists of a palace and several gardens, promenades and viewpoints as well as sources and irrigation systems.

Albaicín: The Albaicin (or Albayzín) is a neighborhood of Andalusian origin, very visited by tourists who flock to the city because of its connotations historical, architectural and landscaping beauty.In 1984 it  was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its main attraction is the mixture of the old Moorish and Andalusian traditional style.

Folk: Flamenco (declared intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO) has its origins in Andalusia. In Granada you can attend live dance performances, see the famous Eastern Andalusian celebration or get to know  bullfighting firsthand.

Gracía Lorca tour: The poet, who was closely linked to the city of Granada is considered one of the greatest Spanish poets of history. In Granada there are several place associated with Federico Garcia Lorca which together make up an interesting route that allows to  recall his life and his work in Granada city and vicinity.

Cience Park: The Science Park is an interactive museum, near the historic center of Granada. It offers cultural and leisure activities related to science.

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Climate

Climate 
Granada's climate is continental Mediterranean type: cool in winter and very hot summers with maximum temperatures above 35 ° C.
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