Photo: Rob Jackson
A warm welcome
Granada nestles on the plain to the north of the Sierra Nevada, whose snow-capped peaks can be seen from most parts of this delightful city.
Stay in the centre, in one of the many excellent but reasonably priced hotels, and everything you need is only a short walk away. Traffic is surprisingly light and most of the streets are pedestrian-friendly, opening into attractive plazas with cafes and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
Shops are busy in the evenings and stay open late. A short stroll from the city centre takes you to the Albaicin, the Moorish Quarter, set on a hillside opposite the Alhambra. It is an exhausting climb but a minibus service runs to the top of the hill; it is much easier walking down!
Another minibus service runs to the Alhambra, a must for any visitor, and the Generalife, equally essential, to enjoy the cool tranquillity of the water gardens.
Granada is a very clean and safe city; it’s people warm and welcoming. It is well worth a visit.