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Sierra Nevada (Spain)

mountain range in southern Spain

35km

37.05-3.3

Costa del Sol

coastal area in Andalusia, Spain

103km

36.79-4.48

Córdoba (city, Spain)

city in Andalusia, southern Spain

143km

37.8833-4.7667

Seville

city in the province of Seville, Spain

265km

37.377222-5.986944

Oran

Algeria's 2nd largest city after Algiers, also called "second Paris" by Algerians, with many impressive buildings from colonial times.

355km

35.696944-0.633056
Sights

Royal Chapel of Granada

Commissioned after the Reconquista of the city, the Royal Chapel holds the tombs of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I, the famed Catholic Monarchs who conquered the city and decided to be buried at the site of their victory. The chapel was constructed in Gothic style but the intricate marble tombs are done in Renaissance style. Additionally, Ferdinand and Isabella's heirs Juana I (Juana la Loca) and Philip I (Felipe el Hermoso) are buried here. Aside from the beautiful and intricate artwork in the chapel and high altar there is also a museum on-site with a number of objects symbolizing Ferdinand and Isabel's rule, including Isabella's art collection, crown and sceptre and Ferdinand's sword.

271m

37.17598611-3.59903611

Granada Cathedral

Towering over the surrounding blocks is this spectacular 16th century structure, the second-largest cathedral in Spain and noted for its bright Renaissance interior. Constructed after the Reconquista of Granada to replace the mosque on the site, the cathedral was laid out with Gothic foundations but built in the Renaissance style and decorated with Baroque elements. Upon entering you'll be behind the main altar, located beneath the towering circular Capilla Mayor (sanctuary) with its magnificent domed ceiling. Surrounding the sanctuary and the pews are a series of chapels with magnificent artwork, and the sacristy (tucked away on your right immediately after entering) holds a collection of fine paintings, mirrors, and furnishings. Additionally, the spectacular façade of the cathedral (on the west side of the structure, opposite the Gran Via) is worth walking around outside to view - based on the design of a triumphal arch, it overshadows the small square below.

273m

37.176-3.599

Monasterio de San Jerónimo, Granada

The first monastery to be built in the city after the reconquest by the Christians, this monastery is noted for its picturesque courtyards, the Spanish Baroque-style sacristy and the splendid artwork on display.

353m

37.17916667-3.60388889

Gate of Elvira

cultural property in Granada, Spain

374m

37.18222222-3.60027778

Corral del Carbón

One of the rare bits of Moorish architecture left in the central district, this courtyard building is perhaps the oldest monument in Granada. Originally the building was used as a caravanserai - a place for merchants to rest and store goods - and was one of many surrounding the Alcaiceria. Later it was adapted for theater plays and today you can buy tickets for musical events here. Walk through the grand Moorish door and enjoy the brick-walled courtyard.

421m

37.1749-3.598

Alhambra

palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

1.2km

37.17695-3.59001

Palace of Charles V

Renaissance building in Granada

1.3km

37.17694444-3.58944444

Court of the Lions

courtyard in Alhambra, Granada

1.3km

37.17706667-3.58926667

Parque de las Ciencias (Granada)

Four different exhibition areas with lots to see, so make good use of the 2-day ticket. Bird show every day, but take note of timing. The Al-Andalus and Science Pavilion is a major highlight, featuring unique technology brought here by the Arabs, particularly in the fields of astronomy and architecture.

1.5km

37.162576-3.606149

Generalife

palace in Granada, Spain

1.7km

37.17694444-3.58527778

Sierra Nevada Ski Station

ski resort

23km

37.09-3.4

Plaza del Potro

cultural property in Córdoba, Spain

144km

37.881-4.7748

Roman bridge of Córdoba

A Roman-style bridge over the shallow Guadalquivir River that was once the main crossing over the river, securing Córdoba's importance to the region. The entrance to the bridge is marked by a triumphal arch and an adjacent single-column monument and it crosses to an old fortified gate (now a museum, described below) on the other side.

144km

37.87666667-4.77805556

Roman temple of Córdoba

5-min walk from Cordoba's main square is the Templo Romano, the ruins of Roman temple dating back to the 1st century A.D during the reign of the Emperor Domitian (81-96 CE). The ruins are badly degraded and the columns have been reconstructed, but at night the place is nicely lit up. A family of feral cats at the site attracts as much attention as the ruins themselves. The Templo Romano, Puente Romano and fragments at the Archaeological Museum are all that remain of Cordoba's Roman past. Free.

144km

37.88472222-4.77638889

Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

Built in the 8th century as a caliphate residence on the site of a Visigoth fortress, the Alcazar was used as the residence and fortress of Ferdinand and Isabella (the "Christian Monarchs" for whom the building is now named) as well as a headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition. The fortress, with its artifacts (including a series of Roman mosaics and a Roman sarcophagus) and two towers is now open for touring, but the main attraction here is the lush and beautiful gardens on the site.

145km

37.87722222-4.78194444

San Bartolomé, Córdoba

A marvelous Gothic-Mudéjar chapel from the 15th century, with beautiful tiles and vaulting. The chapel is maintained by Córdoba University.

145km

37.87972222-4.7825

Córdoba Synagogue

A small but beautifully preserved synagogue - one of only three remaining in Spain - the structure was built in 1315 and consists of a single small, square room with high ceilings and gorgeous Mudejar decorative plaster on the walls.

145km

37.87972222-4.78333333

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Granada

Spain
Granada is a mid-sized city in Granada Province in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is a very worthwhile city in Spain for a tourist.

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Jan

12°C1
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14°C3
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