Monday, December 22, 2008

10 Reasons Why Study in Granada, Spain

1. The Alhambra: a truly awe-inspiring Moorish palace that towers over the city.

2. The exotic feel to the city: the Arabic zones such as the Albayzín , with its sights, sounds and smells, make you feel like you’re in Morocco.

3. Tapas: still come as standard with drinks here, and allow you to experience Granada’s fantastic cuisine with its mix of influences, from the mountains, the coast and the fertiles lowlands.

4. Best of both worlds: as well as the atmospheric, old parts of the city, 5 minutes’ down the road there is the modern shopping centre with everything yoiu could need.

5. Flamenco: come and visit Andalusia, flamenco’s birthplace, to see it performed properly, and with passion, in the old gypsy cave dwellings of the Sacromonte.

6. The nightlife: whatever you are looking for, from a quiet drink with friends sharing tapas, a restaurant meal, a film at the cinema, to a wild nightclub, Granada has it all.

7. Its location: ideally situated between the beaches of the Tropical Coast and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, there are times during the year when you can ski in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach.

8. Fiesta: the people of Granada look for any excuse to have fun, and all of the festivals and fiestas here are spectacular, from the processions of Semana Santa to the city’s jazz festival.

9. The people: the friendliness of Andalucians will make you never want to leave. Whether you’re chatting in a café, or enjoying the atmosphere created by the prestigious university’s thousands of students, the sunny disposition of the people in Granada will improve your stay.

10.Its history: Granada is a city with so many layers of history, and so many different cultures entwined, that you will never tire of discovering something new about where you are studying.

Spanish for Success

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