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Granada Costa Tropica listing 107 Vacation Hotels found in Granada. Alhamar Newly built hotel located in the magnificent heart of Granada. Pretty hotel, offering a modern design with minimalist trends, especially designed for both business and cultural tourism. Cosy rooms. Hotel Saray This smart and elegant hotel is located next to the congress palace, just a short walk from Granada's old quarter. It boasts traditional-style, luxurious gardens, where you can relax in the afternoon.Hotel
Alixares is located in front of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful monuments all over the World. Fifteen minutes walking from the historical center of Granada.Abades Nevada Palace This new, contemporary-styled hotel offers its own spa centre and other modern features, and is located just a short drive from Granadas monumental city centre.Nazaríes Business and Spa Situated in the centre of Granada, this establishment is housed in a large building of natural stone construction.
Hotels found in Granada,
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Paseo de la Sabica 40, •
Hotel Alixares is located in front of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful monuments all over the World. Fifteen minutes walking from the historical center of Granada.…
Score from 372 reviews
Maestro Montero, 12,•
Situated in the centre of Granada, this establishment is housed in a large building of natural stone construction.…
Score from 621 reviews
San Anton 74,
With beautiful views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, this modern 4-star hotel with outdoor pool is near the historical and commercial centre of Granada.…
Score from 645 reviews
Acera del Darro, 24, •
Surrounded by some of the city's most popular shopping streets, this centrally located hotel is perfect for those looking to explore this monumental Andalusian city.…
Score from 317 reviews
Avda. de la Fuentenueva, s/n,
Renovated in September 2004, the hotel is located in the centre of Granada, just a few minutes away from the shopping centre, the city's monuments and the Alhambra.…
Granada is the
capital of the province with the same name, situated in the eastern part of the
region of Andalucia. Geographical and scenic diversity characterizes the land.
There is the coastal area with its warm climate; the extensive, fertile Genil
plain; and the mountainous regions with a colder climate, where we find the
3,481 metre Mulhacen, the highest peak on the peninsula.
The city of
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada
mountains at the confluence of the Darro and Genil rivers. Its
unique history has bestowed it with an artistic grandeur embracing
Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. As the last
Moorish capital on the Iberian peninsula, it also holds great
been shaped by the hills, where the old dostricts in the Albaicín and
the Alhambra were founded, brimming with steep, narrow streets,
beautiful nooks and corners, and marvellous landscapes. The new part of
the city is situated on the plain, crisscrossed by the large arteries of
Gran Vía de Colón and Calle de los Reyes Católicos, and where the busy
streets around the Cathedral are found.
crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in 711 and settled in what was then
a small visigoth town perched atop the Alhambra hill. Here they
settled, erected walls, and laid the foundation for the prosperous
civilization that would follow. It was in the 9th Century when
Granada rose to importance after the fall of the Caliphate of
Córdoba. Its splendour was reached in 1238, when Mohammed ben Nasar
founded the Nasrid dynasty, and the kingdom of Granada
stretched from Gibraltar to Murcia.
|This dynasty bore
twenty kings until King Boabdil was forced to surrender Granada
to the Catholic monarchs, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, in 1492.
During three centuries, a magnificent and rich islamic culture
flourished, leaving Granada with architectural marvels of the
caliber of the Alhambra, declared a World Heritage Site along with the
Generalife and the Albaicín. After the Reconquest, the city continued to
thrive, stimulated by the Catholic monarchs who ordered the construction
of new civil and religious structures.
Alhambra and General life.
short stroll from the centre of the city to the "red hill" will lead
us to the most enchanting structure of Hispano-Moorish art from the
Nasrid culture, the Alhambra.
The journey begins at the square
called Puerta Real here take the street Calle de los Reyes
Católicis, while beneath it the Darro River flows, chanelled at the
beginning of the 19th Century. To the right at the Plaza del Carmen,
there is the Town Hall.(Ayuntamiento), installed in a former convent
of the Carmelite Order finished in 1627. Nearby, at Calle Mariana
Pineda number 40, you will find the Corral del Carbón a former
Moorish corn exchange and inn from the 13th century, featuring a
splendid archway entrance. Standing in the Plaza de Isabel la
Católica, there is a monument to Isabella accompanying Columbus, the
work of Mariano Benlliure in 1892 to commemorate the discovery of
America four hundred years earlier.
To reach the
Alhambra, you can take the Cuesta de Gomérez which ends, like so many
streets in Granada, at a gate or "puerta". This particular one,
the Gate of Las Granadas has three arches and was built in 1536
by Pedro Machuca by order of Carlos V.
The oldest fortress in
Granada is the Bermejas Towers, the main entrance to the Alhambra is
at the south side and is the Gate of Justice. The Wine Gate provided
access to the high part of the Alhambra; the main side with the pointed
horseshoe arch faces the Alcazaba.
The most important of the three
palaces is the Comares Palace. Built by the sultan Abul-Hachach-Yusuf I.
Its façade is exquisite.
El Patal gardens provide access to the
Generalife built in the 14 th century and surrounded by splendid
terraced gardens with fountains, pools and spouting water. It was the
summer residence of the Nasrid Kings.
Cathedrals and Surroundings.
streets that make up La Alcaicería and Zacatín, are the old Moorish silk
market and area of skilled craftsmen, today
a colourful commercial
The Cathedral was built between1518 and 1704, and although
started in the Gothic style, most of the structure is Renaissance. It
has a basilica ground plan, and the 17th century façade, composed of
three large arches, was the work of Alonso Cano and evokes the great
Roman triumphal arches.
The church of El Sagrario that you can see
today is the 1704 reconstruction, forming part of the group of buildings
attached to the Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Its ground plan is in the
form of a Greek cross, and it contains important paintings from the 15th
and 16th centuries, as well as a lovely Renaissance baptismal font
carved from white marble.
The millenary town of Baza in Granada
province, the primitive
Iberian and Roman Basti callled Batza by the Muslims, has a rich
monumental heritage left by the different cultures who have
inhabited it throughout history.
It is a town with
interesting remains which can be visited in the Archaeological
Museum. The monumental Colegiata Concatedral de la Encarnación is of
major importance as well, and the town features some oldest Arab
baths in Spain. Between Baza and Castril, the visitor will find a
lunar landscape scattered with dave dwellings such as those in
Benamaurel, where the blue waters of the dam of Negratín contrast
with the ochre tones of the earth. Castril has white houses perched
on a massive rock woth the remains of the Islamic castle at the top.
It is the gate to the Parque Natural
de la Sierra de Castril,
which boasts the Cueva de Don Fernando, the longest and deepest cave
in the province of Granada