It is impossible to make a brief summary of Granada, a land with a long and ancient history, with a rich artistic and cultural heritage left behind by the Muslims and Christians.

Just as a brushstroke, on the 2nd January of 1492, the last Muslim ruler in Iberia, Emir Muhammad XII, known as "Boabdil" to the Spanish, surrendered complete control of the Emirate of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs (Fernando II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile), after the last episode of the Granada War. The 1492 capitulation of the Kingdom of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs is one of the most significant events in Granada's history. Also, during those days, the first expedition of Spaniards to America was dealt here.

Granada is not a huge city, nowadays the population is around 250,000 people. This fact makes easy to access everywhere by walk.

Granada province has beaches (70 km away), the highest summit of Iberian Peninsula (3,479 m), and many attractive places to visit.


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It is also one of the attractions of Granada. It is very typical to go around to have tapas and taste local or Spanish genuine products. This is the custom of eating small and varied portions of delicious dishes as an aperitif in restaurants and bars. Tapas are usually served free with a soft alcoholic drink. Usually, it is the waiter who chooses the tapas and serves it to customers with their drinks. In some bars you can choose the tapas you want from a list. Going for tapas with friends is one of the most ingrained local traditions in Granada. Go for a stroll through the city, soak up its history, walk the historic and typical neighborhoods (Realejo, Albaicín or Sacromonte) and enjoy these delicious snacks in a typical bar or restaurant! These snacks include cheese, sausage or ham as well as typical local warm dishes such as Engañifa, Callos, Habas con jamón, Papas a lo pobre and Pescaíto frito.


Student life

The University of Granada was officially founded in 1531 by the king Carlos I of Spain. It has almost five hundred years of history and is therefore considered one of the historical universities in Spain, with more than fifty thousand students that give a festive and carefree atmosphere.