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Granada

municipality in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain

35km

37.178056-3.600833

Oran

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

320km

35.696944-0.633056
Sights

Sierra Nevada Ski Station

ski resort

11km

37.09-3.4

Generalife

palace in Granada, Spain

33km

37.17694444-3.58527778

Court of the Lions

courtyard in Alhambra, Granada

34km

37.17706667-3.58926667

Palace of Charles V

Renaissance building in Granada

34km

37.17694444-3.58944444

Alhambra

palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

34km

37.17695-3.59001

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.

34km

37.1749-3.598

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.

35km

37.176-3.599

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.

35km

37.17598611-3.59903611

Gate of Elvira

cultural property in Granada, Spain

35km

37.18222222-3.60027778

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.

35km

37.162576-3.606149

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.

35km

37.17916667-3.60388889

we will see

Sierra Nevada (Spain)

Spain
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in Andalucia in the south east of Spain. They are the tallest mountains in mainland Spain, rising to over 10,000 ft. The highest peak is Mulhacén at 3,479 m.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

0.3°C-6.1
Precipitation: 86.7 mm

Feb

-0.9°C-7.9
Precipitation: 91.2 mm

Mar

0.6°C-7.5
Precipitation: 78.8 mm

Apr

3.2°C-4.3
Precipitation: 53.8 mm

May

4.6°C-2.9
Precipitation: 53.6 mm

Jun

14.9°C5.6
Precipitation: 29.7 mm

Jul

21.6°C11.9
Precipitation: 6.1 mm

Aug

19.8°C10.6
Precipitation: 11.7 mm

Sep

14.2°C5.7
Precipitation: 33.7 mm

Oct

10.4°C2.2
Precipitation: 69 mm

Nov

3.5°C-3.3
Precipitation: 85.2 mm

Dec

2.6°C-4
Precipitation: 93.1 mm
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