The beautiful city of Granada is situated between the mountains and the sea. A half an hour to the east is the Sierra Nevada National Park and some of the best ski slopes in Spain. A half an hour to the south is the Costa Tropical, Spain’s lush coastal region with warm Mediterranean waters, great beaches, and endless orchards of avocados, mangos, and papayas. Granada is the city of the Alhambra and the Generalife, the most visited monuments in Spain. Granada is also home to the Albaicin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most unique neighborhoods in the world.
A part from its historical significance, perhaps some of the most interesting aspects of the Albaicin are that it maintains its customs, traditional atmosphere, narrow streets, and the beauty of its Carmens (walled estates). From the Albaicin you will experience spectacular views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Walking through the narrow streets you will come upon quaint plazas, bustling markets full of color, and kind people…. The Albaicin is like a small town in the centre of a cosmopolitan city. The prestigious writer, Antonio Gala, once said, “it was just as beautiful to look at the Albaicin from the Alhambra as it was to look at the Alhambra from the Albaicin”. In 1995 UNESCO designated the Albaicin as a World Heritage Site.