15 Interesting Facts about Granada in Spain

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15 Interesting Facts about Granada in Spain

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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.

  1. More than 2.5 million tourists from all around the world visit Granada every year.
  2. The Alhambra is one of Granada's key tourist attractions.
  3. The city hosts many popular festivals that draw attention from tourists all around the world.
  4. It's located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  5. Granada was a Muslim Kingdom for 800 years, which is the longest Muslim rule in Spain.
  6. The population in Granada is about 300,000 people.
  7. City symbol is the pomegranate which is fitting considering that "granada" in Spanish means 'pomegranate.'
  8. Many different groups of people inhabited the city in different time periods so there's a very diverse culture.
  9. There are hidden gardens throughout the city.
  10. Three major industries in Granada are fishing, tourism, and silk.
  11. City was the last stronghold of Muslim Spain which fell to the Catholics in 1492.
  12. Granada has 250 days of sunlight with the average yearly temperature of 15ºC or 60º F
  13. Has six different districts with the city.
  14. Granada is right by the Genil River.
  15. It is the 13th-largest urban area of Spain.

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