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Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. The city is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Beiro, the Darro, the Genil and the Monachil. It sits at an average elevation of 738 metres (2,421 feet) above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held.

The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is located in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions. Together these make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.

The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighbourhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. Granada is also well-known within Spain for the University of Granada which has about 80,000 students spread over five different campuses in the city.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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