Granada is located in Spain, and it sits at 738 meters above sea level, yet is located only an hour from the coast of the Mediterranean. Granada is the capital of the Granada province, which is located in the community of Andalusia.

One of the most renowned buildings in Granada is the Alhambra. This is a citadel and palace of the Moors, which has an Islamic legacy. The Alhambra is one of the main attractions of the city and draws many tourists into the area due to its historical significance. The Alhambra was built during the middle of the fourteenth century. It was built by the Moorish rulers of the time. It occupies the top of a hill on the south east border of the city Granada.

Attached to the Alhambra is the Generalife garden. This was the country estate and summer palace for the Kings or Nasrid Emirs. The gardens that are located here today were designed in 1931. The current gardens were not completed until twenty years later by Francisco Prieto Moreno. The walkways in the garden are paved with a mosaic of pebbles in a traditional Grenadian style.

When visiting Granada, you can expect a fairly mild climate. The average highs from November through February are 12 to 16 degrees Celsius. From March through May, the highs are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius, and the lows range from 4 to 10 degrees. During the summer months, the temperatures can reach highs of up to 33 degrees and lows tend to average around 17, which means that Granada is ideal for those who enjoy high temperatures but not too hot.

The city of Granada is served by Granada airport, which is located just 12 kilometres away. When travelling to Granada, it is best to consider car hire in Granada in order to get to all of your destinations in the city.

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