At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and at the confluence of the Darro and Genil rivers, lies one of the most fascinating cities in Eastern Andalusia. Granada is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Spain, which should be visited at least once in a lifetime.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is the most renowned building of Islamic Andalusia. Together with the Alhambra, on the opposite hillside we find the old quarter of the Albayzín, a legacy of the Al-Andalus period, which is designated as a World Heritage site. Visitors to Granada can also enjoy its Renaissance architecture, lush gardens, fountains and scenic sightseeing, all of which make Granada a popular destination among the historic cities of Spain.
With about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city, the University of Granada is one of the largest and oldest universities in Spain. Granada has been an important cultural center for many centuries and that rich cultural tradition endures to the present day. Film, music, dance or theatre festivals complement exhibitions, conferences and seminars on every field of knowledge.