At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fabled city of Granada and its surrounding provincial delights which extends from the Mediterranean beaches of the "Tropical Coast" in the south to the plateaus of its northeast corner.
The net result is an incredible variety of fascinating climes, sites and places of interest. Just 30 minutes' drive down the ski resort, the historical city of Granada holds countless monumental treasures of National Heritage.
The most famous of these is, of course, the Alhambra fortress and palace complex. During the reign of the Moors, Granada was a kingdom in its own right, and the Alhambra was home to royalty, along with their courtesans and slaves. It was also a formidable military garrison.