15 Interesting Facts about Granada in Spain
Tuesday September 11, 2012
Ever considered a visit to Granada for your next vacation? Here are 15 interesting facts about this beautiful city that you might not know before.
- More than 2.5 million tourists from all around the world visit Granada every year.
- The Alhambra is one of Granada's key tourist attractions.
- The city hosts many popular festivals that draw attention from tourists all around the world.
- It's located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
- Granada was a Muslim Kingdom for 800 years, which is the longest Muslim rule in Spain.
- The population in Granada is about 300,000 people.
- City symbol is the pomegranate which is fitting considering that "granada" in Spanish means 'pomegranate.'
- Many different groups of people inhabited the city in different time periods so there's a very diverse culture.
- There are hidden gardens throughout the city.
- Three major industries in Granada are fishing, tourism, and silk.
- City was the last stronghold of Muslim Spain which fell to the Catholics in 1492.
- Granada has 250 days of sunlight with the average yearly temperature of 15ºC or 60º F
- Has six different districts with the city.
- Granada is right by the Genil River.
- It is the 13th-largest urban area of Spain.