Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Beiro, the Darro, the Genil and the Monachil. It sits at an average elevation of 738 metres above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held.
In the 2005 national census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 236,982, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 472,638, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain. About 3.3% of the population did not hold Spanish citizenship, the largest number of these people (31%; or 1% of the total population) coming from South America. Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Granada is also well-known within Spain for the University of Granada which has about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city. The pomegranate (in Spanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Granada
Distance to Airport (in minutes): 45
Distance to train station (in minutes): 21 (walking) and 10 (by car)
Distance to city centre (in minutes): Located in the city centre (nearby to cityhall)
Distance from comercial centre (in minutes): 3 (walking)
Distance to bus station (in minutes): 13 (by car)
DESCRIPTION OF THE RESIDENCE
A XVII century building, its interior has been completely restored respecting the majestic yard. Located in the city center, at the foot of the Alhambra and the emblematic Albaicín district, a few minutes’ walk from the main attractions: Cathedral, Plaza Nueva, Paseo de los Tristes, Mirador San Nicolas, Barrio Realejo, etc. We have different types of rooms, which stand out for their originality, bright colors and good taste.
Number of total capacity (beds): 148
Double rooms and 4, 6 beds dorms
24h reception desk
Rooms with bathroom
Kitchen and dining room
Chill out zone
Air conditioning and floor heating
LEISURE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Sale of tickets Alhambra, Hammam (baños árabes), Touristic bus, Flamenco shows…
Guided visits: Alhambra, Hammam, Touristic train, Flamenco Shows…
Guided visits: Tapas Tour
Walking Tour in Albaycin neighborhood. Gypsy Tour