About the City

Granada overflows with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. At the same time, the modern aspects of this vibrant city are ever-apparent. Granada was the last Muslim kingdom to be recaptured by Spain’s Catholic Monarchs in 1492, and although never officially Spain’s capital, its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike. The city lies at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is just an hour’s drive from the Mediterranean Sea.