Granada is one of the most fascinating cities in Spain! Sprawled below the ruins of the romantic Alhambra, the palace of the Sultans, the echoes of Granada’s Arabic past ring strong as you stroll the cobblestone streets. Granada was ruled by the Moors for almost 800 years before the Catholic monarchy of Isabel and Ferdinand conquered the city in 1492. Today, although Granada is perfectly connected to modern Spain, its Arabic past rings vibrantly throughout the city. One of the most enjoyable activities of Granada is exploring the medieval streets of the Albaycin, the largest preserved Moorish quarter in all of Spain, full of Moroccan tea houses and shops. Many of Spain’s best flamenco performers come from Granada. In the evenings, enjoy a flamenco show, and feel the passion of this Gypsy art form. In addition to the mysteries and intrigue of the city itself, the Sierra Nevada Mountains provide an impressive backdrop to all that it has to offer. You will see these picturesque mountains in the distance from almost any vantage point. In the summer the mountains offer beautiful hiking. Studying in Granada provides the perfect opportunity for you to experience all of this firsthand.