The city of Granada is located in the heart of Andalucia. This magical city is steeped with culture and history that will transport you to another place and time.
No visit to Granada is complete without visiting the world famous Alhambra. Now a World Heritage site, The Alhamabra is one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. This mighty compound of buildings – including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens - stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and the fertile plain of Granada.
At the centre of the Alhambra stands the massive Palace of Charles V, an outstanding example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Other major Christian monuments found in the city are the Cathedral, including the Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand lie buried, the Monastery of La Cartuja and many churches built by Moorish craftsmen after the Reconquest, in Granada's unique "mudéjar" style.The hill facing the Alhambra is the old Moorish casbah or "medina", called the Albaicin, a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and whitewashed houses with secluded inner gardens, known as "cármenes". The Plaza de San Nicolas, at the highest point of the Albaicin, is famous for its magnificent view of the Moorish palace.
By day one can shop till they drop in Granada. There is excellent nightlife inlcuding hundreds of tapas bars and flamenco clubs.
Granada is an excellent location for a wedding, its backdrop will add true style and sophistication. Cost effective flights make this a perfect weekend destination from the UK!