Granada is often called “The Jewel in the Andalusian Crown” and even just a few days in the city will show you why. All around is stunning Moorish architecture – the city was occupied by the Arabs from the 8th century and they even gave it its name. Always in the background is the imposing Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is well worth exploring if you're hiring a car in Granada. Add to this a great year-round climate and a relaxed attitude to life that is typified by the love of tapas. It all adds up to a very appealing place for a visit.