The historic city of Granada in Southern Spain is an excellent alternative to some of Spain’s other popular cities. There are some great foreign language schools here, and when combined with the history and culture, the fun and friendly people, and the scenery of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains you can see why more and more language travel students are choosing Granada.
Study Abroad in Granada and Enjoy the Beautiful Sites!
As a city, Granada certainly has a lot to offer. It’s vibrant bar and restaurants scene make this a fun and lively place to attend a foreign language school. This history and culture of the city too means there’s always plenty to see and do here, from the famous Alhambra to the medieval Moorish streets of the Albayzin district, or exploring the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Where is Granada?
Granada is in Southern Spain and is the capital city of the province of Granada, within Andalusia. Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is about an hour from the coast, so close enough for a day trip if you want to enjoy the beach! Granada is a fairly large city though not too large with les than 240,000 residents. Language travel students usually find this to be a very friendly and welcoming city.
The Alhambra, the Albayzin District, and Many Beautiful Churches in Granada!
Language travel students who like to enjoy some of the history and culture of the city where they are attending a foreign language course will find that Granada has plenty to experience. The most famous attraction in Granada is the Alhambra. Set up on a hillside, this area is a combination of fortress, palace, gardens and more and is the city’s top attraction. The Alhambra, as well as the Albayzin District, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Albayzin is the ancient Arab neighbourhood and is very ambient, full of narrow winding streets!
Enjoy the Cafés and Bars When You Study Abroad in Granada!
Granada is loved by language travel students because the city is quite unique in that most of the bars will give you free tapas with your drink! Many of these bars serve excellent tapas as well so there’s no point in going somewhere that you have to actually pay for them! The tapas bars are very popular with the locals too so this is a great place to get to know the friendly Spanish people and try out your new Spanish skills!
Skiing in Granada!
So you can’t ski in Granada but you can ski very close by! The ski resort in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada is only about a 50 minute drive from the city, so if you’re attending a foreign language school from December to April the chances are you can enjoy some great skiing!
Fun Festivals in Granada!
If your foreign language course continues into May check out the Rocket Festival. Set within the foothills outside the city, this festival is a celebration of music and alternative culture.