Learn Spanish in Granada:
In January there are lots of blue skies and it is warm when the sun is shining but it gets cold at night. There are occasional frosts. The best time to visit Granada is in the Spring and Autumn when the temperature is just perfect with warm sunny days. During July and August it can be hot. Granada has a dry heat which is much more bearable than the humid heat which you will find in Barcelona. There is very little rainfall although every few years there are spells when it rains very heavily.
Granada has a very vibrant nightlife and the advantage of being a language student is that you don't have to feel guilty when you are out enjoying yourself because meeting new people and chatting in Spanish is an important part of the learning process. There are plenty of terrace bars where you can have tapas, discos, bars with live music etc.
For centuries Granada was ruled by many Caliphs, Arabic sultans and dynasties. This has left a strong imprint on the architecture and adds to the magical fairy-tale atmosphere. Granada was the last stronghold of the Arabic epoch and the Arabs finally succumbed to Isabel and Ferdinand (the catholic monarchs) in 1492. The Moslems and the Jews were forced to leave the country or convert to Christianity. At the same time Christopher Columbus came to Granada to ask Isabel and Ferdinand for a grant to build ships so that he could conquer the Americas. They gave him the money and I am sure you already know the rest.
Granada is located next to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia in the south of Spain. It is about 70km from the coast. Being in this position means that it is possible to go skiing and sunbathe on the beach in the same day.
Granada is the town, which enjoys the greatest popularity among students. Granada is the third biggest university in Spain and on account of its lively student atmosphere Granada is especially attractive for students coming from all over the world to learn Spanish.
The city of Granada