Granada is seen as a paradise thanks to its quaint town and natural features. From its highest views at its peak to its warm waters below each level of this tiered location has something new and exciting to offer. Here is a quick guide of how to explore its best features from high to low.
Thanks to being touched by the Sierra Nevada mountain range skiing is a popular activity in Granada. With some fantastic views from atop the mountains here and several long slopes to practice your skills, this place also comes with the bonus of being one of the sunniest resorts around. As Europe’s southernmost ski resort the summers here are blissfully hot which may be a skiing nightmare, however thanks to artificial snow you can ski all year round here, even in the roasting Spanish heat. It isn’t uncommon for people to be seen skiing in their bathing suits which is an experience all on its own, with many leaving the mountains to go for a swim afterwards.
Something you aren’t going to see anywhere else is the huge and multifaceted Alhambra. This place was once a fortress and once you get close enough you will quickly see that its sheer scale alone would be substantial enough as a place to live inside permanently. Over the years many of society’s elites have stayed here some putting their own hand to the structure in the form of alterations and renovations, others leaving behind smaller tokens of their attendance. Every year thousands of visitors come here to browse the impressive grounds which include its own museums on the ground floor, military areas palaces and more. This is not like visiting a manor house, the Alhambra will take a couple hours to fully explore from the arrangement of its lush gardens, the designs on its interior walls and the countless arches that make up its architecture. This place is worth exploring whether you are into art, history or simply like a good view, there is something for everyone here just be sure to book ahead of time.
If you’ve spent days walking around the sights of Granada, dipping in and out of the Alhambra and skiing on the mountains you may have worn yourself out a little, this is where this recuperating activity comes in to save the day. The Arab baths are a place of pure relaxation where you finally can take a load off your body and ease your mind. Settled over natural thermal locations these underground tunnels feature several different warm pools that will help you unwind. A series of immersive baths are set at different temperatures to help your body temperature reach a comfortable equilibrium but that isn’t all that the baths offer. Steaming is also a part of the process as cleansing the skin is a vital part of this experience, clearing your pores and helping restore elasticity are just some of the benefits you will take away. Massages are also a standard part of the Arab bath routine as professionals are on hand to tease the stress out of your muscles and help you reach that blissful place in your brain.