Granada is one of the 8 provinces that compose the Autonomous Community of Andalucía. It's located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains (famous spot for skiing) and has around 250,000 inhabitants.
The city of Granada has two major neighborhoods: the Old City, known as the Albaicería, and the Albaicín, the traditional Islamic neighborhood. Both are very different in character and each is situated upon a hill.
In the Old City, or Alcaicería, you'll find such attractions as the Cathedral and a beautiful plaza from which you can get to the Alhambra and Generalife.
From the Albaicín you can get to Sacromonte, the historical and traditional gypsy neighborhood. The Sacromonte neighborhood is comprised entirely of inhabited caves, many of which are used to put on flamenco shows. The Albaicín is known for its "Cármenes", Islamic style noble houses surrounded by gardens and the aroma of jasmine.
Granada is a city meant to be discovered on foot. It's the best way to enjoy the scent of the flowers throughout the streets.
Granada is also a wonderful place to buy ceramics and leather goods, not to mention the delicious hams!