Granada is set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The city is one of Spain's oldest cities after being founded in 7BC, and with its Moorish influenced culture, architecture and history, offers a unique atmosphere. Rent a car from the Centre Hotel and visit Granada's iconic Moorish citadel and palace, the Alhambra. This stunning lightly red walled fortress was built in the 9th century, before being rebuilt over the course of the next four centuries, sitting atop the hill al-Sabika, overlooking the city.