Just a couple of hours from the Costa del Sol by road or train, Granada is another world away. Granada is a student town with a multicultural vibe and a vibrant bar and flamenco culture, while also boasting one of the most remarkable buildings in the world.
Granada is home to two of Spain's best-known UNESCO World Heritage sites: the gardens of the Generalife and the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace. The Alhambra is a breathtaking monument to Moorish architecture and is easily seen on a day tour from Costa del Sol.
After the Alhambra, visit the Charles V Palace and the gardens of the Generalife, framed by the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Spend some idle time sipping on some drinks and munching on free tapas, wander the streets of the former Gypsy quarter of the Albaicin (now home to much of the city's African population), feel the embers of your heart being stirred by flamenco musicians and dancers, or dance the night away yourself at one of the city's hip nightclubs. Granada is easily accessible from Malaga. Several buses and trains connect the two cities every day.