Rent your dream vacation property near the beach and make a Day-Trip from Malaga to Granada.
Picturesque Granada is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada between two hills, separated by the Darro Valley.
Its unique history has conferred it with an artistic grandeur embracing Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. As the last Moorish capital on the Iberian peninsula, it also holds great symbolic value.
The Moors crossed the strait of Gibraltar in 711 and settled in what was then a small Visigoth town perched on the top of the Alhambra hill. Here they made their prosperous civilization. It was in the 9th century when Granada rose to importance after the fall of the Caliphate of Córdoba. Later here the Nasrid dynasty was founded and it bore twenty kings until King Boabdil was forced to surrender Granada to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. During three centuries, a magnificent and rich Islamic culture flourished, leaving Granada with architectural marvels of the caliber of the Alhambra. Now the Alhambra is Granada’s – and Europe’s – love letter to Moorish culture, a place where fountains trickle, leaves rustle, and ancient spirits seem to mysteriously linger. Part palace, part fort, part World Heritage site, part lesson in medieval architecture, the Alhambra has long enchanted a never-ending line of expectant visitors.
This energetic city is also known for its youthful population. Enjoy wandering aimlessly around the city’s narrow, winding streets in the warm weather and take in the sights and sounds of this great city. It is such a magical place and really worth to be visit.
Many companies suggest Day-Trip from Malaga to Granada including VIP Entrance into Alhambra and a walking tour of Albayzin and Sacromonte. That is not a bad idea because in this case you’ll not loose your time in the queue. (more info http://www.panchotours.com/tours-malaga/tour/day-trip-from-malaga-to-granada).
Directions: You can go there from Malaga by bus, train, car or plane. There are buses from Malaga bus station to Granada every 30 min ( www.alsa.es, www.estabus.emtsam.es ). The average journey time by train is 2 hours and 42 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours.