The beautiful and dramatic home of Flamenco
The city and province of Granada in southern Spain is situated in dramatic surroundings at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city was built in an elevated position, about one hour from the Mediterranean coastline of Spain. Granada has an incredible history of diverse cultural influence, from its origins as a settlement by Celtic-Iberian people, through the centuries of conquest and rule by Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. This remarkable diversity makes Granada an ideal destination for history lovers, and the sublime beauty of the man-made structures and natural surroundings of Granada certainly do not disappoint. A rich cultural melting-pot, Granada is a city that cries out to be explored, and with so much history behind it you could fly to Granada time and time again without ever getting bored.
The beautiful Spanish and Moorish architecture of Granada is perfectly juxtaposed with the dramatic mountainous backdrop and the gentle Mediterranean shoreline. Book flights to Granada to enjoy a fine blend of history, culture and lively cafés, bars and nightclubs in the stunning setting of one of Spain’s most historic cities.
When to Go?
Granada’s Mediterranean climate makes it a superb travel destination all year round. July and August are the hottest and driest months, but you can also expect the summer to be a busy and more expensive period for hotels and flights to Granada. The period between April and May is a great time of year to enjoy excellent weather with fewer crowds.
How to get there?
The cheapest flights to Granada are available from low cost carrier Ryanair, who operate a Granada flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and London Stansted. Indirect flights to Granada are available from a number of scheduled airlines including British Airways, KLM and Iberia. The BA flights from Heathrow, Aberdeen and Glasgow International all fly via Madrid Barajas Airport in the Spanish capital.
Without a doubt the absolute must-see attraction of holidays in Granada is the magnificent Alhambra palace and fortress complex, a Moorish construction built in the fourteenth century. The beautiful and elaborate design and stunning hill-top location are simply breathtaking. The gothic Granada Cathedral is another of the city’s spectacular buildings. The Archaeological Museum of Granada is a great place to find out more about the numerous civilisations that have inhabited the city throughout the centuries, and it is located in an impressive renaissance palace.