About Granada

Granada is one of the pearls of Spain, an International student city and loved among both Spanish and international tourists. The former capital of Moorish Andalusia has to offer the most important remainings of this period in Spanish history, with the world-famous “Alhambra” at the top of the list.

The historical features and typical Andalusian atmosphere have already lured many students to this city. The historical background of this city still remains in the Arab-flavoured architecture, street life and scenery while you will find traditional tapas bars and modern graffiti art in a different corner. This makes Granada a unique city in Spain that guaranteed wakes up your wanderlust and curiosity. Just the ingredients you need to the perfect study vibe you will need to broaden your knowledge of the Spanish language. Wait no longer and come to Granada to mingle in with all the Spanish and International students that went before you!

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Granada is a castle and a fortress, a royal palace and a town, amazing gardens and a summer retreat, the Alhambra is all of that and much more. It was built between the XIII and the XIV centuries and was the crown jewel of the Emirate of Granada, whose territories stretched from part of Córdoba, Sevilla, Jaén, Murcia and Cádiz, to the whole of Almería, Málaga and Granada.

LA ALHAMBRA

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he Generalife are the only example of Arab art which gives us an approximate idea of how these gardens used to be, where the Arab spirit, in all its sensually instinctive and improvised construction, was finally carried away.

GENERALIFE

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Walking along the street you can easily miss the door of these impressive and well-preserved Arab bathS. The Arab Baths are one of the most important historic and architectural aspects of Granada, as they are symbolic evidence of the city's religious turmoil all those centuries ago. The baths were built by the Muslims because they believed water was a symbol of purity,

THE BANUELO

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The Sacromonte in Granada offers diverse geography, with mountain views, meadows and rivers, and ethnic variety, with Arabs, Jews, Spaniards and gypsies, along with a new type of house, the cave.

SACROMONTE

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The Albaycin is like a different world within Granada. This is due to the strong Muslim influence in this area. It was the place where the first Siri court was built in the eleventh century. This is a district to explore. Walk through all its narrow streets and discover things that you cannot find in a guide book.

ALBAYCIN

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Granada Cathedral was built by Queen Isabella immediately after the conquest of Granada on the site of the Mosque. This cathedral is a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style. Cathedral of Granada has impressive facades and a stunning interior with a grand altar and several chapels. It is the 4th largest Cathedral in the world.

THE CATHEDRAL

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The Royal Chapel is located between Granada Cathedral, the old Fish Market and the Church of Sagrario. The construction of the Royal Chapel of Granada wss ordered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1504 as a place of burial for their bodies. Carlos V buried almost all the dead of the family in the Royal Chapel, including Ferdinand and Isabella, Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad, his wife Elizabeth, their children and Princess Maria of Portugal.

ROYAL CHAPEL

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Spain´s most famous 20th-century literary figure, Federico Garcia Lorca, was murdered by Fascists, probably for his political leanings and sexual orientation, in Granada, in 1936 - just before the outbreak of the Civil War. After Franco died, his legacy was finally acknowledged by his home city.

LORCA´S HOUSE

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Unique to the Albaicin, these are town houses with high walled gardens. Designed for privacy, they were filled with fountains, aromatic plants and kitchen gardens, all looking towards the Alhambra.

CARMENES

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Probably Andalucia’s best interactive museum, this 70km2 site has sections on the human body, Moorish-era scientists and thinkers, and light and sound, as well as a butterfly

SCIENCE PARK

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Located in Calle Mariana Pineda, in the heart of Granada, Corral del Carbon is the oldest monument left us by the Arabs. It was was built in the fourteenth century by Yusuf I and was Coal yard, warehousing of goods and shelter of merchants. Later in the sixteenth century, Christians adapted it for stage performances.

CORRAL DEL CARBÓN
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