Granada makes a pleasant vacation destination for couples and families, and renting a condo, casa or villa makes the ideal base from which to explore. Vacation home rentals are increasingly popular for the value, space and amenities they provide. Granada selections range from vacation cottages set among olive groves to a city-central condo or a stunning villa in the ancient quarter of the Albaicín, one of Granada’s nicest areas. You and your family will enjoy the many amenities home rentals offer, as well as the ease on your travel budget from not having to dine out for every meal.
…And you’ll have a sense of Granada’s heritage, culture and history, where the distinct Moorish influence spreads through the city. You’ll find traditional Moroccan craftsmanship in bazaars and shops – brightly colored porcelain, brass and copperware, mosaics and inlaid boxes, all infused with exotic Arab design. The Alhambra Palace is the number one historic draw for visitors, a massive, enchanting castle with gardens and fortifications. The ornate castle was built over several centuries and was home to many of the ruling Arabic Sultans. On the hill across from the Alhambra, you’ll want to wander the cobble stoned streets of The Albaicín past white-washed houses, tranquil terrazas around every corner. And since Granada is between the mountains and sea, you want to plan day trips for a little hiking or beachcombing.
Monasterio Cartuja and Convento de San Jeronimo are two more architectural wonders of the city. Perched on a hill, the monastery features one of Spain’s most ornate baroque interiors with exotic marble and jasper and a collection of the paintings of Juan Sanchez de Cotan. The convent has arched courtyards with shields of kings, Granada’s first Archbishop and of the monk Jeronimo. Another compelling example of fine Spanish Baroque, the beautiful sacristy astounds visitors with the thousands of carvings of Luis Cabello.
Take the family to Venta El Gallo for a blend of pleasant dining and lively flamenco performances. For quality food and friendly service head to Las Estrellas Mirador San Nicolas. You’ll enjoy one of the best views of the Alhambra from your table by the window. Bars and clubs center around Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira, where you’ll also enjoy jazz, Flamenco and live bands.
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