Published On: Sun, Feb 11th, 2024
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The beautiful little European city where it’s 22C in February | Travel News | Travel

A beautiful little European city is home to beautiful architecture and still warm in February.

Granada is at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain, at the crossing of four rivers.

Located at the south of the country, the city close to Seville and Malaga was called a “compelling city break” by Lonely Planet.

Earlier this week, Granada reached temperatures of 20C and 22C, making it the same temperature as the Canary Islands.

The city remains mild into the winter, with an average high temperature in February of 13C and only around five days of rain.

In the summer, Granada can get an average temperature of 34C, with lows of 19C and no days of rain.

Granada is home to the Alhambra, a medieval Nasrid citadel and palace. It is one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain.

Islamic and Moorish influence from the 13th Century can still be seen in the city, having been preserved in the Albaicin neighbourhood (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and other monuments.

There is also lots of Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque and Churrigueresque architecture with sites including the Capilla Real and the Basilica San Juan de Dios.

In the nearby area are four national parks to explore as well as beaches just 40 miles away.

Other places to visit in the south of Spain include the popular-with-Brits Malaga, the seaside city of Almeria, the flamenco capital Seville, and the small British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

Those hoping to visit can fly into nearby Malaga and Seville from across the UK and make the journey to Granada by car or train.

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