Granada: Things To Do, University & Cathedral

Granada is beautiful city and capital of it’s own province. This city lies in the autonomous community of Andalucia. The vast Sierra Nevada mountain range overlooks this popular area of southern Spain.

Granada

Granada is an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Motril. This gives visitors a unique opportunity to sun themselves on the beach one day. The following day they could be skiing in the mountains.

Alhambra Palace of Granada

Alambra Palace of Granada
This city is well known for its wonderful architecture and historical monuments. The most famous of these is the sprawling and beautiful Alhambra Palace. Dominating the city from its hilltop position. The Alhambra Palace was built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th centuries.

In 1984, Alhambra Palace became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Completely walled, the palace served as a small city in its own right. This structure has various compounds and buildings including the Generalife.

Granada Cathedral & University

Granada Cathedral

A cultural city that has produced many a gifted student. The huge University of Granada is attended by around 80,000 students. So vast is this institute of learning, it occupies 5 different campuses around the city. Another splendid building is the 16th century Cathedral of Granada. Located in the centre of the beautiful Cathedral is a delight to explore.

Tourist Bus & Tram Tours

Modern day Granada is a large sprawling city with a good transport system. If you wish to explore using public transport you had best learn some Spanish. An alternative way of seeing the sights is to take one of the many tours. These include tours of the city by bus or tram and tours of its important buildings. The tram with its open sides and see-through roof is a great option to see all this city has to offer. This includes its main tourist attractions and beauty spots.

Map of Granada

The beautiful city of Granada lies in the province of Andalucia in southern Spain. Please click the image below for a full size Google map.
Map of Granada