Granada, Spain - Andalusia

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Granada

Granada is the Moorish home of lights and shadow, home of the bright sun and the fertile land. The sound of the flowing water will lull your senses.
Throughout the centuries it has been dignified yet austere, gentle and generous all at the same time.

Once you have come to Granada you will never want to leave?

The city of Granada nestles between two hills: the Alhambra and the Albayzin (area of the falconers) and between two rivers that flow through the old part of the city. The Genil river, is young, energetic, arrogant and beautiful, it's begins to flow in the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada where its purist waters feed Granada?s fertile meadows. The Darro River, (Dauro meaning ?golden? to the Romans) runs wise and gentle between the Albayzin and the Alhambra, from there it flows right through the heart of Granada before disappearing. It is a faithful witness to the city?s history and well knows how short lived mans power is.

The population of Granada is 239.154 (111.042 men and 128.112 women), however, according to the census taken the 7th of December 2010, if we take into account the whole metropolitan area the amount is more like 500.000. Granada has always been considered to be the capital of Eastern Andalucía. It is the geographic and administrative centre, as well as the hub of all communications in the area?there are many factors that make my city the strategic place it has been over the centuries.
A city of services that?s three main stays of development are: tourism, the administrative centres and the University of Granada.


The city?s main income comes from tourism. There is a very well developed infrastructure offering accommodation of all kinds, restaurants, shops and since the Palacio de Congresos was built, business centres. Granada has so much to offer, the possibilities are endless and of a high standard meaning that your stay is sure to be a very pleasant experience. I would like to highlight just two of the features that make Granada such a popular destination to tourists from all over the world: on one side the Alhambra and the Albayzin (declared Common Heritage of Mankind in 1994) and on the other hand there is the proximity to the Sierra Nevada, Europe?s most southern ski resort.


Since the time when Granada was a kingdom of isolated groups, born from the disintegration of the caliphate of Córdoba, it has been a first rate politic and administrative centre. It is the headquarters of organisms like the TSJA (Superior court of Justice for Andalucía) and of the Consejo Consultivo de Andalucía (Advisory Council of Andalucía) that now has its main office in the Bibataubin palace. The civil service surroundings are a first rate engine for development. There is a great hospital complex, ?Virgen de la Nieves? that has a network of public hospitals that depend on the S.A.S (Andaluz health service) and that works in tight collaboration with the University of Granada, their standard of health care as well as the fruits of their investigative work has given them worldwide recognition.

The third main stay of Granada?s economy is the university that was founded in 1531 to carry on the educational work of the Muslim Madrasa. The university caters to about 80.000 students, with 3650 teachers and over 2000 other people who deal with the paperwork and general running of the university (according to UGR sources), this makes it the 4th largest university in Spain when it comes to number of students enrolled. Of course, the economic impact on the city is huge. This obviously generates an infrastructure of services catering to the needs of the students, and that at the same time has an impact on the social settings in Granada. Restaurants and accommodation complexes as well as many different leisure centres abound in the city, all with the aim of keeping the students happy.
It has now been opened to other European universities with the Erasmus student interchange program, this has given it the final impetus and the University of Granada has become one of the most sought after, within this program, by European students.

As you will see, the city has been designed so that residents and visitors can live together in a space where all types of services are on offer, mainly cultural, making Granada into a very desirable destination.

Welcome to Granada, make yourself at home.

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