The city of Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada
Mountains. The city is the heart of Moorish Spain, in the centre of
Andalucía. Granada's culture, history and architecture are a
delightful blend of its Islamic past and modern Spanish present.
The entire city is dominated by the incredible Alhambra - one of
the most recognisable buildings in Spain. Built in the 14th
century, the Alhambra, literally 'the red castle', is a fortress,
palace and small town all rolled into one. Originally designed as a
military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty in the
middle of the 13th century, and over the next few centuries the
fortress became a citadel. Beside the Alhambra are the breathtaking
Generalife Gardens, which cover the whole summit of the
Another of Granada's famous attractions is the Albayzin, a UNESCO World Heritage site built on a hill opposite the world-famous Alhambra. This district of narrow labyrinthine lanes and winding alleys is the ancient Moorish quarter of the city and housed the artists who built the acclaimed palaces in the ancient city of Elvira, the original name of Granada before it was re-christened by the Moors.
Also worthy of note in Granada's historic Old Town is the cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación, one of the loveliest Renaissance churches in Spain, and the Royal Chapter, which houses the Tombs of the Catholic Kings, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon - on whose authority Christopher Columbus embarked on his famous voyage in 1492.
Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andalucía, this tour takes us from Spain's bustling, fashionable capital city, through the iconic Moorish citadel of Granada's Alhambra, to the elegant city of Seville, via the whitewashed passages of Cordoba's Old Town.… see more
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Uncover the secrets and allure of 4 great Spanish cities, each with their own individual culture and charms. Stay at the remarkable Alhambra Palace Hotel in Granada, sat at the foot of the famous Alhambra itself, attend a dazzling Flamenco show in a furnished cave in the Sacromonte district, and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Seville.
With our small group tours, you have all the advantages of travelling in a group as well as access to certain experiences and hotels not suitable for larger parties.… see more
8 days from £2,695 ppView tour details >