This city was wondrous. The Alhambra is something that I am so happy I saw. It really cannot be adequately explained without just going there. It was a palace of the Muslim kings during the time they ruled Spain. The water systems were amazing and powered tons of fountains without any pumps, just water pressure (Science!). The Arabic words inscribed into the walls were beautiful and I can’t imagine living in a place like that.
Another major bonus was the tapas there. In all of Spain they are delicious small portions that you get for a few Euros. However, in Granada they give you a fairly hefty portion with every drink you buy (2 Euros for food/drink). So, to eat dinner you go to a tapas bar and buy a very small sized beer and then they give you a tiny sandwich, some potatoes, and maybe a bit of salad. Then, you go to another tapas bar and repeat until you are ridiculously full. It is really cheap and you get an awesome variety of Spanish foods.
We also saw live flamenco dancing there, which was pretty intense and has to be a serious workout. I would put Granada on my list of recommended places to visit. Definitely.