During the times of Christian Reconquista Granada was conquered by Moor. The situation changed in 1492 when the city passed to the Catholic rulers Fernando and Isabel. A lot of people were killed and a number of buildings were ruined. But there is one masterpiece that is still hosting visitors from all over the world, it is Alhambra. Alongside with Albayzin quarter it is a pride of Spain and a UNESCO national heritage site. Magnificent white buildings surrounded by lots of flowers are worth seeing. Granada is a young and full of life city due to a great number of students in its university.
The city is close to the beach, but due to peculiarities of weather you had better not to abuse of it in summer.
As for winter, one can have a chance to ski in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
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