The city of Granada
Flying from and to Granada:
The Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaen Airport is located very near of the city. It is situated in the valley of the Genil river 17 km far from Granada and 106 from Jaen.
From here you can fly to different places but mainly to Barcelona and Madrid having several daily flights to both important Spanish cities.
To go to the airport you can take a taxi or you can take the bus from Granada to the airport. This bus goes from the center of the city and it takes 40 minutes. The cost is only 3 Euros. This bus makes its way more than 10 times.
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Federico-Garcia-Lorca-Granada-Jaen/es/Page/1237554498674/ and in the phone number 958 490 164
Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport
This airport is the fourth in Spain and 34th in Europe in yearly passengers transported. From here you have a lot of flights especially to the European Union. For example, you have many daily flights to London. From BIC Granada you can reach the airport driving in less than 1 hour and a half. There are also buses from the city of Granada that can take you directly to the Malaga Airport. You can find more info of theses buses in www.alsa.es
Coming to Granada by Train:
You can travel by train from Granada to Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga and through Madrid to all the country and France. You can get more info in www.renfe.es
Granada has a lot of bus lines to many cities in Spain and even other countries. Get more info in www.alsa.es
The Alhambra and the Generalife
The Alhambra, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, is a city situated on the Palatine Hill Sabika, along the Darro River. Its name comes from the color of its walls (Al-Hamra in Arabic) that were made from the clay of the land itself, hence the reddish color.
The complex consists of the gardens of the Generalife, the Nasrid Palaces and the Alcazaba, Arab construction. Christian bill found the palace of Charles V and the church of Santa Maria, built on the old mosque. The Nasrid Palaces are grouped irregularly and the different rooms communicate with each other by courtyards and galleries.
Generalife garden architect means. The Generalife of Granada is located on the hill called Cerro del Sol, adjacent to the Alhambra. In its origins should be a place of relaxation of the architect, so that points etymology, and later went to the royal heritage, suffering the renovations that are seen as a whole.
The Generalife is composed of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, and a building dependency minimized.
Through the lockers located in the Alhambra (sold for the same day).
- By phone: 902 888 001
- By internet: www.alhambra-tickets.es
- In Servicaixa cash machine
Cathedral of Granada
The first Renaissance Cathedral of Spain, and the second largest cathedral in the country. Designed in the heart of Granada, was to show the world the importance of the city and the important point that was living. Of extraordinary dimensions, Granada Cathedral altar shows a completely round interesting unprecedented in the history of architecture and the most interesting collection of works by important artist from Granada and Andalusia, Alonso Cano.
More information: http://www.catedraldegranada.com
Royal Chapel of the Cathedral of Granada
The Royal Chapel of Granada is home to the remains of D. Ferdinand of Aragon and Ms. Isabel of Castile, Ms. Juana I and D. Felipe I and Prince Michael. After the conquest of Granada (1492), the Catholic Monarchs decided to build his own tomb chapel inside the Cathedral of Granada. In the place where the Great Mosque, currently there are four buildings: the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel, the Market and the Church of the Tabernacle.
The design of the Royal Chapel began in 1504, being traced by Enrique Egas (1505-1517) following the wishes of Queen Catholic austerity.
More information: http://www.capillarealgranada.com
La Cartuja monastery of Granada
The Monastery of Our Lady of the Assumption, known as La Cartuja de Granada is a monastery in Granada that housed a community of Carthusian monks from its construction until 1835. Although mixing various styles, represents one of the pinnacles of the Spanish Baroque architecture.
It arose from the decision made in 1458 the community of the monastery of Santa Maria de El Paular and construction began in 1506 after its location was fixed after the cession of land by the Great Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba. In 1516 he resumed the works that would last three centuries without reaching the end of the initial project, and of which only the part because in 1842 destroyed the cloister and monks' cells, and affecting the priory house that was completely destroyed in 1943. It was inhabited until 1835 when the monks were expelled from it.
More information: http://www.granadadirect.com/monumentos/monasterio-cartuja-granada/
San Jerónimo monastery of Granada
The Monastery of San Jeronimo, is a Renaissance architectural work consists of church and monastery located in Granada, Spain.
Its foundation prior to the taking of the city, is due to the Catholic Monarchs. Then moved from Santa Fe to Granada, and was in 1504 when he started building the current set. The work is due mostly to Diego of Siloam, but participated in building other architects and artists, as Jacobo Florentino Juan de Aragon, Juan Bautista Vázquez the Younger, Orea and Pedro Pablo de Rojas, the last three school grenadine.
Abbey of Sacromonte
The Abbey of Sacromonte, founded in the seventeenth century. Beneath the church are the catacombs, where he suffered martyrdom San Cecilio, first Bishop and Patron of Granada today. Most notable in this temple, along the Darro, designed by Juan de Maeda and completed in 1567, are the extraordinary Mudejar coffered ceilings in the nave, the transept and the Chapel, and the Renaissance ceiling of the first of the ten chapels, all made by Juan Vilchez. The cover, by Pedro de Orea, is a magnificent Andalucian Renaissance XVI late.
More information: http://www.granadadirect.com/monumentos/abadia-del-sacromonte/
Arab baths, built in the S. XI. In them we can see the typical distribution of this type of building, similar to the Roman baths, with three rooms in which the temperature was gradually increasing.
Domes are also common with skylights, here are octagonal and star. In the columns we see capitals Romans, Visigoths and Caliphate. In the last room look pipes carrying hot water under the floor, to heat the rooms.
More information: http://www.granadadirect.com/monumentos/banuelo-granada/
Carmen of the Martyrs
The Carmen of the Martyrs is a building dating from the nineteenth century, composed of palace and gardens: A French Baroque garden with a large pond in the center is a statue of Neptune and surrounded by statues representing the four seasons; one Garden "English", the Garden of Palms, with a three-tiered fountain and hedges irregular frames straight and palms, the Spanish Garden, removed in 1960, the Garden Landscape, Lake, an irrigation pond that vegetation cover is, coming to be perceived as lake, surrounded by two islands for ducks and swans, the smallest, and landscaped with hedges and a stone pier with a fake medieval ruin, the largest, the Patio Nazari, of 1944, which are copied imitating the typical elements of gardening nazari, the Forest-Maze served to link the gardens.
Corral del Carbón
The Corral del Carbón was built in the fourteenth century by Yusuf I, at the height of Moorish, and served as a store of goods to sell there, in addition to housing the merchants who passed through the city. Later, in the sixteenth century, Christians adapted it for stage performances.
Today houses a tourist information office, the office of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and the Andalusian Legacy Bookstore interesting. And in your yard are concerts and performances, especially in summer (see the program The Summers del Corral)
More information http://www.granadadirect.com/monumentos/corral-del-carbon-granada/
The Science Park
The Andalusia - Granada Science Park, located in the city center, emerges as the first interactive science museum in Andalusia. It began operation in May 1995.
Nowadays it is a must for visitors, as well as one of the main attractions of Granada. The unique building that houses the Park, with an area of 70,000 square meters, was designed by architect Carlos Ferrater, honored with the National Architecture Prize in 2009.
Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada
Granada, today, has become one of the great musical centers of our country, indeed our city has several institutions of a prestigious music that contribute to the development of this important cultural project about classical music. Just point at the University of Granada, which integrates Manuel de Falla Chair in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Conservatory of Music "Victoria Eugenia" and the Conservatory of Music "Angel Barrios" and other educational institutions, the International Festival Music and Dance, with Manuel de Falla Courses, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Manuel de Falla Archive Foundation, Musical Documentation Centre of Andalusia, the Municipal Band, or the many soloists, chamber groups, choirs and other associations working for and for music.
Manuel de Falla, the most universal composer has given our country, not born in Granada, but his figure is closely linked to the city and is probably at the origin of the intense musical life that we have right now.
More information http://www.manueldefalla.org
International Jazz Festival Granada
The International Jazz Festival Granada - organized by the Junta de Andalucía, Granada City Council, the Provincial Council of Granada, CajaGranada Social Work, Beer Alhambra and GranadaJazz-Association, is one of the oldest and most important in Europe and only Spanish member of the European jazz festivals Europe Jazz network. Throughout his thirty years since the first Festival (1980), its history has run parallel to modern jazz and its major figures, national and international, such as Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Haden, Art Blakey, Tete Montoliu , Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chano Dominguez and many more ...
The presence of such names in Granada has created an authentic jazz movement that has resulted in the creation of a big band stable off sessions at various locations in the metropolitan area, seminars, publications ... that promote contact and exchange of experiences between local musicians and foreigners.
More information: http://www.jazzgranada.es
CajaGRANADA Cultural Center Memory of Andalusia
The Cultural Center CajaGRANADA Memory of Andalusia is a dynamic center of thought, culture, environment, social action and solidarity, art and history.
A versatile and multifunctional center equipped with different and complementary facilities: the Memory of Andalusia CajaGRANADA Museum, focused on showing the past and present of Andalusia, from the perspective and with the resources of the XXI century CajaGRANADA Theatre, an avant-garde space scenic, the Mediatheque CajaGRANADA Francisco Ayala, which grows day by day to show the history, identity and cultural production Andalusia. The center also houses a permanent environment for activity workshops, a temporary exhibition privileged and diaphanous space to artistic outdoors.
More information http://www.memoriadeandalucia.com
Contemporary Art Center Jose Guerrero
The inauguration of the Centro José Guerrero Granada Provincial Council in June 2000 occurred in a context in which other spaces dedicated to contemporary culture just born or were about to do. In the years since then it has transformed the Spanish map of the museum with the opening of numerous art centers in the periphery, centers whose common denominator is the search for identity.
The Centro José Guerrero Granada Provincial Council has ignored the question of identity, but, in fact, has expanded the question, and the new global scenario of culture works to redefine their goals and reasons to exist and to establish what their responsibilities in this new framework.
More information: http://www.centroguerrero.org
Granada is one of the main references of flamenco in Spain, and one of their cribs Sacromonte. This gypsy neighborhood is the epicenter of what experts call the jondura and the goblin and origin of the Zambra, a festival of song and dance that dates back to the sixteenth century, in particular to the wedding rituals of the Moors from the city.
More information: http://www.granadaesflamenco.com
Feast Day of the Cross
The May 3rd place in Granada one of the most popular holidays in Andalusia: the day of the cross. She come every year thousands of visitors from all over Spain.
It appears that in 1625 it became a cross of alabaster in the district of San Lazaro and all the locals singing and balilando held it around her.
After that, they continued the tradition in the most typical, as the Albaicin and Realejo, and the children began to build small altars with a cross and decorated with shawls, pottery and copper.
At present there are still some of these traditions, though it has become a popular holiday town that attracts thousands of people.
Young Filmmakers Festival of Granada
The International Young Filmmakers Festival of Granada is a cultural event dedicated to arthouse held annually in mid-April in the city of Granada. The festival, which brings together directors from around the world, includes among its activities one contest of short films.
More information: http://www.filmfest-granada.com/
Hocus Pocus Festival
International Magic Festival in Granada.
More information: http://festivalhocuspocus.com/
International Tango Festival of Granada
Besides the dancing and music, discusses the cultural and artistic outline of this ancient dance. It takes place between March and April. It is one of the more such festivals in Europe. It was also the first in the world to be dedicated to this dance out of Argentina.
Culture in Granada is alive all year round, there is a regular program of concerts at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla and representanciones Opera Theatre and the Palacio de Congresos.
More information: http://www.eltango.com
Retroback - Classic Film Festival of Granada.
More information: http://www.retroback.info
Sierra Nevada is the southernmost ski resort in Europe and the highest point in Spain. For these features is usually ideal for skiing, because the weather and the excellent quality of its snow. It lies 27 km from the city of Granada on the A-395, and is located within 100 km of Motril, on the coast of Granada, and being able to enjoy the mountains and the sea on the same day as the tour car can be done in just over an hour.
Next to the ski resort is a complex, Pradollano, with its 2100 m of lower altitude, is the highest urban center of Andalusia and comparable only to the ski resorts of the Pyrenees.
This ski resort is managed by the joint venture company public and private Cetursa Sierra Nevada, SA, and has good facilities for practicing winter sports, but also offers other possibilities, such as hot dog sledding Nordic a park of snow or recreational park Fountain White Blackbird.
In summer they practice all kinds of mountain sports and outdoors (biking, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, etc..).
The province of Granada holds vast natural diversity that encourages active and adventurous enjoyment. The heterogeneous landscape can be made from ice or rock climbing to caving and scuba diving and other water sports.
The excellent conditions and capabilities for active tourism have enabled the development of a thriving and professionalized industry, with companies offering quality service, enabling its use for leisure, tailored to the needs of the traveler, with all the guarantees of safety and respect and care for the delicate environmental stability.
The special province orographic conditions make it one of the chosen and preferred by aficionados gliding, paragliding and hang gliding.
Granada is famous for many of its attractions. One is its coastline with miles of pristine beaches and warm with underwater wealth funds.
More information: http://www.buceolaherradura.com/
HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER Sierra Nevada (CAR)
HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER Sierra Nevada (CAR), belonging to the Sports Council of the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, is 2,320 m. altitude above sea level, ideal for training point height. In a unique setting, offers facilities for use by elite athletes, sports federations and clubs, both Spanish and foreign.
More information http://www.carsierranevada.com/
Only 15 minutes from the center of Granada, GRANADA AMAZON ADVENTURE are getting 69 games in the trees, and 22 zip lines in 4 different adventure tours:
Kids, Explorer, Adventure and Sports, and 2 of Initiation. The circuit has an amazing Adventure zip line over 200 m., Which you can slide almost 50km / h. on a steep descent.
More information: http://www.aventura-amazonia.com
Granada is music and poetry, monumental art and millenary culture. From Sierra Nevada´s high mountains you can almost touch the sky and going through beautiful white and small villages reach the “Costa Tropical” beach in just a while.
Granada Province can give you the unique opportunity to practice skiing and bathing in the beach in the same morning. But not only that, the Alpujarra area between the mountains and the beach, is by itself a wonderful place to visit and to live as the famous writer Gerald Brennan thought when he decided to settle down there.