Why Granada, Spain, Is a Rising Travel Destination; Meagan Drillinger; TravelAge West

Spain – Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

Offering history and culture as well as quality food and wine, Granada was named one of TripAdvisor’s rising destinations for 2016.

When it comes to cultural fusion, it’s tough to top Granada, Spain. The city is a cross section of time and history that dates back more than 1,000 years. Today it is a thriving center of culture, history, architecture, food and wine as well as a must-visit destination in Spain.

What strikes travelers most about Granada is its undeniable Moorish soul. In fact, it was the last city to be taken back by Catholics in 1492. Everything in the city — from the food, city planning and design — has been influenced by the Moors, and Albaycin, the city’s old town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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