About the City
Granada was the last Muslim kingdom to be recaptured by Spain’s Catholic monarchs in 1492, and its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike. Today, the city is full of travelers on a quest to rediscover the parallels of the Moorish occupation and ‘New’ Spain. Take a stroll through the winding medina of the Albacin neighborhood, stop to relax in the authentic Arabic baths, and then visit the magnificent grounds of the Alhambra, Granada’s famous Moorish fortress and centerpiece. Enjoy year-round hiking with picturesque views or take day trips to the natural beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, just hours south of Granada.