Granada is one of the most important cities in the South of Spain. Located in the southeast of the peninsula, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Spain). It is 60 kilometers from the well-known Costa Tropical and 30 kilometers from Sierra Nevada, which is one of the most important ski resorts in the country. The international airport of Malaga is located 1 hour from the city, so it is a city with excellent communications with the main airports in Europe. It is ideal for students who wish to learn Spanish.
Although it is a safe and manageable city, ideal for young students who want to take Spanish courses in Granada (Spain), it has the third largest university in Spain, with more than 85,000 students and the main destination of Erasmus scholarship students from all over Europe, which gives an undoubted multicultural environment that enriches all students who decide to study their Spanish course in this city. It is also a dynamic city and, although full of history, modern and cosmopolitan, offering endless possibilities for both its inhabitants and its visitors.
Granada, a tourist city where you can learn Spanish
Granada is one of the most visited cities in Spain due to its great historical heritage, including: The Alhambra, being the most visited monument in Spain, with more than 2,000,000 visits a year, declared a World Heritage Site in the year 1984, the gardens of the Generalife, the neighborhood of Albaizín and the cathedral, which is considered the first Renaissance cathedral in Spain and where the Catholic Monarchs are buried.
Likewise, it provides the visitors a wide cultural offer that includes more than twenty museums, among which the Park of the Science of Andalucía-Granada (the second most visited scientific museum in Spain) stands out.
Granada is a perfect destination for those foreign students who want to combine learning Spanish and immersion in Spanish culture, because the city has been the protagonist of major milestones in the history of Spain. Thus, it was the last city to be reconquered by Christians in the year 1492, after 8 centuries of Arab rule. It was a city where Arabs, Christians and Jews used to live together. That is why Granada is today an excellent destination to immerse yourself in the knowledge of the 3 cultures through the numerous vestiges that are preserved. Also, in the year 1492, the approval by the Catholic Monarchs of the expedition that would change the history of humanity and that led to the Discovery of America, carried out by Christopher Columbus, was signed in the near the city of Granada (in Santa Fe).
On the other hand, the enclave of the city will allow school groups that carry out their linguistic immersion course for foreign students in Granada to make full day and half day excursions to these emblematic cities: Malaga, where we can enjoy its wonderful beaches, its historic center where La Alcazaba is located and the modern facilities of the seaport. Seville, capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, known for its impressive Giralda, its citadel, in Arabic style, this city being an emblem of Spanish history and culture. Córdoba, where students who study the Spanish language and culture can enjoy a World Heritage monument and unique in the world, The Mosque-Cathedral (La Mezquita- Catedral), where the Muslim and Christian culture come together in the same place.
For those foreign students interested in literature, Granada is the birthplace of the poetic legacy of the writer Federico García Lorca, one of the most representative poets in the modern literature of Spain. Students can learn more about his poetry and history at the Federico García Lorca center located in the center of the city.
Another of the many attractions that the city of Granada offers to school groups that come to the city to study Spanish is the wide variety of leisure, sports and nature activities that can be organized.
Activities in Granada
On the one hand, Granada has numerous and modern public sports facilities, due to the large number of students that the city houses. And, on the other hand, Granada is surrounded by natural sites of high ecological value, highlighting Sierra Nevada National Park, with the Mulhacen, the highest peak of the peninsula with 3,749 meters of altitude. It is one of the most important natural enclaves of the Iberian Peninsula, with numerous landscape contrasts that go from the dark forest and in permanent greenery, typical of the Mediterranean, to the white and cold desert of the Lanchares. The abundant water that falls in this territory, in the form of rain or snow on the highest parts of the mountain range, makes the vegetation and fauna enormously rich in species that are only found in this area. Among its more than 60 endemic species there is one that stands out as a symbol of this park: the Sierra Nevada violet, a small plant no more than 15 cm high, with large flowers that open to the sun between the months of June and October. Chestnuts, holm oaks or willows form, along with small plant species, forests in those areas where the ecological conditions permit. As for the fauna, we find the mountain goat, the golden eagle or the wild boar, among others.
Therefore, Granada is a perfect destination for those school groups that want to learn Spanish and, at the same time, enjoy sports activities and contact with nature.
We are sure that all foreign students who decide to learn Spanish in Granada, will enjoy their stay enormously and will live an unforgettable experience.