The Parador de Granada is one of the most special hotels in this network, given its extraordinary setting and historical importance. It occupies the first convent that was built within the recently conquered Alhambra by order of the Catholic Monarchs. It was erected on the site of an old Nasrid palace and retained its courtyard which was transformed into a cloister, the Arab hall, and the magnificent lookout point with a muqarnas dome overlooking the Generalife, and which once housed the temporary tombs of the Catholic Monarchs.
It is located at the end of the street named Calle Real de la Alhambra, within the grounds of Granada's most emblematic monument, and is surrounded by evocative gardens and fountains. The hotel has a dreamlike interior, with works of art and exceptional pieces of furniture decorating the cloister and the interior rooms. Enjoy the best local cuisine in the restaurant or the terrace: from Andalusian gazpacho, habas a la granadina (fava beans with artichokes), or piononos de Santa Fe, small spongy pastries drenched in syrup and topped with cream, from the nearby town of Santa Fe.
The Alhambra and the Generalife are just a stone's throw away from the Parador. This World Heritage Site is home to the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba and the famous Court of the Lions. You'll get a magnificent view of the complex from the Mirador de San Nicolás in the heart of the Albaicín quarter, a network of streets with whitewashed houses atop a hill with Baroque churches and Islamic cisterns. Other treasures of the city include La Cartuja monastery, the Cathedral, the Arab Baths and the Science Park. And you surely won't leave without attending, at least one night, a zambra dance performance in a cave in the Sacromonte quarter.
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The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
The Alhambra, the symbol of Granada, is the most visited monument in Spain and the most important work of Islamic art in Europe. This city, fortress and palace is a World Heritage Site and contains heritage gems such as the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, the Puerta de la Justicia or the Patio de los Leones, in addition to the Generalife, a recreational palace next to the Alhambra. Its courtyards, architecture and irrigation channels are justly renowned. Head to the popular lookout point of Mirador de San Nicolás, in the heart of the Albaicín quarter, for the famous panoramic view of the complex. The Albaicin is a network of white streets on a hill with Baroque churches and Islamic cisterns.
Other must-sees on your visit to Granada include the Cathedral, the Cartuja Monastery, the Arab Baths and the Science Park. In the Sacromonte neighbourhood, you’ll discover another of Granada's traditional buildings, the caves, now converted into flamenco tablaos.
The province of Granada is also home to natural treasures such as the Sierra Nevada National Park, where the highest peak on the peninsula, Mulhacén, stands at a height of 3,479 metres above sea level. The Sierra Nevada ski resort makes it one of the most popular destinations in winter, but in summer it also attracts lovers of hiking and adventure sports.