By María Isabel Iribarren Martín
Enchanting beautiful Granada
Granada is probably the more versatile of all the Andalucian provinces. It has everything. Beaches. Mountains. Ski. A historical city. House caves etc.
We will start with Granada city. It is a very interesting town. A University town, full of young students, the last city the arabs held in Spain. Where Ferdinant and Isabella. The Catholic Kings are burried, at the beautifull cathedral, and off course the word famous Alhambra. Lovely bars and restaurants. The Albaicin, Sacromonte and the flamenco, if you have children the Parque de las Ciencias Museum is a must.
You want to drive to Guadix or El Marquesado and el Altiplano and see their Cave Houses or may be stay a night in one of them. Quite an experience. Consult Andalucian Cave Hotels.
Then is it the mountains. The Mulacen and Veleta picks and the Ski Resort of Sierra Nevada with their excellent Hotels and restaurants.
Also the Spas, Lanjaron, Alhama de Granada. You can also enjoy the Arab baths the Palace of Comares in Granada city and the Hammam Kabir in Guadix.
The tropical beaches at the Granada Coast. Almunecar, Salobrena y Motril are worth seeing
The Alpujarras, on the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada are not to be missed. Pampaneira, Bubion, Capileria and you may want to go and see Trevelez, the highest village in Spain with their wonderful Serrano hams. Enjoy Granada.