Granada



The history of Granada has been marked by the kingdoms of the caliphates, the Arab sultans and the dynasties. The Arab/Muslim Empire extended into northern Spain. There were alliances, treaties and pacts between the various Christian groups that culminated in the expulsion of the Moors from Spain. Granada was the last bastion of power and fell to the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. The Muslims and Jews had only one option: either convert to Catholicism or leave the country. During and after the Inquisition, there was a period of ethnic cleansing. Columbus visited Granada to solicit funds from the kings to subsidise his trip to the Americas and the rest is history.


SIERRA NEVADA

It surprises many visitors that in Granada, in Andalusia, a land famous for its beaches and abundance of sun, you can ski. Not only this is possible, but Sierra Nevada is one of the best winter resorts in Spain.

ALHAMBRA



Granada has a large number of churches, museums, monuments, etc. just like any other big city. It also has the Alhambra which some consider being one of the 10 wonders of the world. The Alhambra is a red fortress that was built over the centuries.

It consists of some gardens, a fortress and some palaces. Many Arab sultans lived here during the Nazarí dynasty. According to the Koran, paradise consists of a garden with water fountains. From this perspective, one could say that the Alhambra is an attempt to recreate heaven on earth.

Today, 2 million people visit the palaces every year and about 8,500 people visit the Alhambra every day. Therefore, it is the most visited monument in Spain. It is difficult not to be impressed by the Alhambra.

ALBAICÍN



The Albaicín is the historical and Arabic quarter of Granada and is situated on the hill opposite the Alhambra. It is characterised by its cobbled streets with white houses. Despite several centuries of abandonment, it still retains a strong Arab feel. There are many squares with terraces where you can rest or eat. The Albaicín is very picturesque and from many of its squares, there are impressive views of the Alhambra. If you visit any shop selling typical Granada pottery (white background with blue and green shapes) you will probably see the famous saying: "Give him alms woman, there is nothing in life like the pain of being, blind in Granada". If you go to the Mirador de San Nicolás, you will understand what it means.

SANTA CLARA GOLF GRANADA



Santa Clara Golf Granada, in the municipality of Otura, has become the reference golf resort of the city of the Alhambra. Enjoy the best 18 holes TPC, in permanent contact with nature and the best views of Sierra Nevada.Only 30 minutes away from Sierra Nevada by car, Santa Clara Golf is a real leisure bet where, apart from golf, you will be able to enjoy a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, paddle tennis courts, a recreational area for children... A whole world of sensations.

GRANADA'S COAST



Granada has 75.6 km of coastline. Granada's beaches are bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean. The Costa Tropical has excellent road access, both via the A-44 motorway and the network of national and regional roads which run along the coast from the Costa del Sol or Almería.Here you can find everything from small, hidden coves to long beaches where you can walk several kilometres. If you want to discover the best Beaches of Granada where you can spend a day with your family or friends, practice nudism, get to know the most remote and least known coves of Granada, or the most incredible sea beds for diving and fishing, then you have come to the ideal place. At Rincones de Granada we will tell you that and much more.



A visit to Granada will never be complete if you do not enjoy the 'tapas' in its bars and taverns, where a variety of succulent dishes are offered as a courtesy of the house with the consumption, which is usually a cane of beer 'Alhambra' or a wine from the Granada Denomination of Origin.