Granada is one of the main cities of Andalucia, the largest region in the south of Spain. It is arguably one of southern Europe's main cultural reference points; once part of the Islamic territories in Europe, it has a very long history, expressed in its marvelous Arabic and Moorish architecture. Its two main sights are, no doubt, the Alhambra and the Albayzín: the former is the most-visited sight in Spain, a monumental complex which includes a palace, fortress, gardens and a government complex, and was once home to the Sultans and later to Kings and Queens of Spain. The latter is a district famous for its white buildings, narrow streets, gardens and Arabic shops. The city's airport connects it to all major European cities, with a transfer flight through Madrid or Barcelona, or direct to London. If you're looking for a cheap flight departing from London, you can easily find one using our online comparison tool, which allows you a direct comparison of all deals available, so you can buy the cheap flight that is best suited to your needs.
The airport is connected to the city centre by bus shuttles and taxis, with total journey time to get to the city centre around 45 minutes. Once you have arrived in the city, you can buy the GRANADA CARD, which gives you access to some of the city's main sights and several trips on the local public transport network. It also gives discounts on guided tours and walks. The city has a great atmosphere, with many events running in the city throughout the year. On top of this, Granada is very close to the Sierra Nevada, with the possibility to ski on a mountain range with many peaks of over 3000 yards. The cuisine in the city is influenced by its Arab-Andalusian past and, in fact, is a fusion of traditional Spanish and Arabic dishes, flavours, spices and ingredients. The city has good connections to the rest of the country, with flights to Madrid and Barcelona, and trains to the other cities of Andalucia, including Seville and Cordoba, if you wish to explore Spain further.