Seated at the foot of Spain's regal Sierra Nevada mountains, yet only an hour away from the Costa Tropical on the Mediterranean coast, Granada contains many notable examples of architecture, with fine Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical churches, convents, monasteries and palaces in addition to the Moorish buildings. Book your holiday package to Granada with Direct Flights today.
Seated at the foot of Spain's regal Sierra Nevada Mountains, yet only an hour away from the Costa Tropical on the Mediterranean coast, Granada offers travellers a diverse holiday experience. Settled by native tribes in prehistoric times, colonised by the Romans and captured by Islamic invaders, Granada later became the last Moorish city to be restored to the Christians, a feat that was accomplished in 1492 by the rulers of Spanish Castile and Aragon. The Moors left behind one of the most brilliant gems in the crown of the world's great architectural works - the renowned Alhambra, a fabulously ornate compound of palaces, fountains, and gardens which overlooks the city and attracts visitors from all over the world. One of Spain's most frequently visited cities; Granada contains many notable examples of architecture, with fine Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical churches, convents, monasteries and palaces in addition to the Moorish buildings for which it is better known.
Many visitors on cheap holidays to Granada don’t get past the allure of the Alhambra and the colourful narrow streets of the old Albayzín quarter. However, Granada is also one of Andalusia's most vibrant cities and features fine foods, fascinating flamenco, impressive museums, ancient souks and an innovative nightlife. Don't miss what this city has to offer - book your holiday to Granada through Direct Flights, and get the best prices on travel packages, with cheap flights and discount accommodation in Granada.
The effect the Alhambra has on its visitors, with its magnificent Sierra Nevada backdrop, can be described by the following formula: start with a beautiful mountain fortress, add the most beautiful gardens in the world, and then multiply their sum by ten. This amazing complex is part palace, part fortress, part gardens and it all adds up to a marvellous sight. Once the residence of the Moorish rulers of Granada, the mediaeval Alhambra is now one of Spain's major historic sites, and like the Generalife Gardens and the Albayzín quarter, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Generalife Gardens ("Garden of Paradise") are actually a part of the Alhambra and feature galleries of arches, pools and an unusual stairway with cascading waterfalls amidst orchards and meticulously maintained flower beds. The Generalife also hosts Granada's annual International Festival of Music and Dance within its splendour. The Albayzín, one of the city's most fabulous treasures, sits on the hill facing the Alhambra. The steep, winding cobblestone streets of Granada's mediaeval Muslim quarter reveal spectacular views of the Alhambra. Islamic ramparts and fountains remain in the Albayzin today, along with some original Moorish homes and the remains of an Arab bath complex.
Visitors on holidays to Granada can also use their accommodation in Granada as a base from which to explore Andalusia. Book your discount holiday package through Direct Flights and visit the beach or ski in the high Sierra Nevada mountain range. The snow-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada include the two highest peaks in the Iberian Peninsula and provide opportunities for rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. The picturesque beaches of the Costa Tropical are just a short distance away from Granada. Although not as well known as the neighbouring Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical is less crowded and the mountains run right down to the sea; the coastline is a beautiful series of coves and promontories.
Flights to Granada arrive at its airport only from domestic locations such as Barcelona and Madrid, and international connecting flights from countries such as the US, Australia or the United Kingdom arrive via those cities. Direct Flights arranges cheap flights to Granada and complete Granada travel packages that also include discount accommodation in Granada and car hire if you wish. It's all done from the convenience of your computer, so there's no need to go to a travel agent's office.