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Courtyard of the Palacio de Carlos V in La Alhambra


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The Moorish extravaganza that is the Alhambra dominates the skyline of Granada. Sprawling along a hilltop overlooking the city, this fortress and palace is a constant presence, visible from many of Granada's streets and squares, enticing travellers to wind their way up the slopes and enter its walls.

A stay in Granada would be incomplete without at least a few hours at this World Heritage Site. Or even a couple of days, there's so much to marvel at. The Palacios Nazaries - the palaces built by the Nasrid dynasty - are stunning, airy and elegant, all arches and arabesques. The glorious gardens with their playing fountains add to the romance, and the grand Renaissance palace of Charles V provides a dramatic contrast.

And if all that wasn't enough, the views from the Alhambra are pretty impressive too, all of Granada laid out below, and in the distance, the snowy ridges of the Sierra Nevada. The Alhambra is reason enough to visit Granada, but there's much more to this Andalucian city. The Albayzin, the old Muslim quarter is an atmospheric place to wander about in, with cobblestone streets, wonderful carmines - mansions with traditional walled gardens - and teashops to pause in.

Then there's the vast and imposing Gothic Cathedral, a riot of renaissance detail to crick necks in. Soothe away the aches afterwards at the Hammams de Al-Andalus, traditional Moorish baths set in splendid surroundings.

There are just as many options to finish the day. Find authentic flamenco in the Albayzin, or join the locals having fun at one of the many restaurants or bars - Granada is one city where some bars still stick to the old tradition of free tapas with your drinks.


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Top itineraries in Granada

Parador de Siguenza

Spain’s Paradors

Tailor-made self-drive routes from £370 pp incl. flights

Spain's paradors are a network of historic palaces, fortresses and castles converted to luxury hotels. Take a look at our favourite parador itineraries or get in contact to tailor-make your own, with plenty of superb-value offers available.

Alhambra Fortress, Granada

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £775 pp incl. flights

Offering superb value, this weeklong road trip will see you uncovering the Moorish wonders of southern Spain, brought to life with guided tours and stays in superb hotels. Highlights include visits to the palace-fortresses of Seville and Granada along with the Córdoba's cathedral-mosque.

Mosque-cathedral and Roman bridge, Córdoba

Splendours of Andalucia

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,410 pp incl. flights

A self-drive journey through the diverse past and sun-laden present of Andalucia, taking in everything from palace-fortresses to mosque-cathedrals. At each stop, guided touring, a series of curated activities and stays in heritage properties will bring it all to life.

Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

‭Iberian Inspiration‬‬‬

12-day escorted tour from £3,050 pp incl. flights

On this small-group escorted tour, you'll take in the rich history and diverse cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, all in the company of expert guides. Explore a heady mix of treasures that range from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals and attention-grabbing cuisine

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Top places to stay in Granada

Alhambra Palace

Alhambra Palace, Granada

Historic hotel from £645 pp incl. flights

Having hosted everyone from Saudi kings to the Dalai Lama, the luxury rooms and Mediterranean restaurant of this historic property are every bit worthy of its palatial moniker.

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