Granada is a city of great artistic, historical and monumental value that offers a wide range of cultural activities, festivals and traditions.
It has theatres, museums and cultural spaces that make it one of the major capitals of Spain.
It possesses one of the most important ski resorts of Spain, the SIERRA NEVADA, just 32 km (approx.) from the city center. In the streets, the deepest rooted Andalusian traditions are felt, the cheerful and friendly nature of its people and the art of good living and good eating. Well connected by motorway, airplane and train.
Granada enjoys throughout the year various cultural events such as:
- Several annual concerts of the City Orchestra of Granada, in the Auditorium of Manuel de Falla.
- International Classic Film Festival of Granada (Retro back) dedicated to the classic film industry.
- International Comic Exhibition of Granada, which was first held in 1994. For one week, people from around the country is interspersed with European, American and Asian authors.
- International Tango Festival of Granada, one of the largest festivals devoted to this dance in Europe.
- Young Filmmakers International Festival of Granada, attracting actors and Film directors from Spain and various other countries from around the world. Festival of Granada "Cines del Sur", a festival dedicated to the film industry emerging in Asia, South America and Africa, with outdoor screenings in several public spaces of Granada.
- International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, is an art display of great importance and quality one of the cultural activities in Granada of rising popularity and prestige.
- International Festival of Jazz of Granada, one of the most important and oldest festivals in Europe dedicated to this genre.
Its cuisine, as well as its history, is extensive and varied. There are hundreds of products that are native to Granada and can be tasted in its many terraces and tapas bars. You can also enjoy a wide range of restaurants of different national varieties and of varied international cuisines.
Apart from the many craft and antique shops that abound in the historical district, Granada offers its visitors a wide variety of fashion boutiques, shops that sell accessories and articles of international brands.
Its famous Reyes Católicos streets, Inns, Harvests, Silk Markets, etc... in the center of the city, bring together a large number of shops where you will find almost any kind of item.