Granada is located in southern Spain, about 433 kilometers from Madrid. It is also near the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Granada is the capital city of the province that bears the same name.
The province of Granada is situated in Andalusia, Spain. The climate during winter ranges from a frigid -10 degrees Celsius near the Sierra Mountains to an average of 15 degrees C near Granada's coastline. During the summer, its average temperature is about 35 degrees C.
The population of Granada is nearly 265,000. Granada is a popular tourist location because of its main attraction, the Alhambra, which consists of a series of beautifully designed palaces and gardens.
Granada was settled by both the Romans and Arabs. The Arabs invaded this part of Spain in the 8th century. In 1492, this Muslim stronghold was the last to fall to the Spaniards.