| Granada has a university
population of 80,000 and it's the number one destination
for incoming European students
There are nearly 80,000 university students in Granada making
up a third of the its total population a landmark proportion
and probably higher than in any other university city in the
world. This is reflected in city life which is centred around
the university and its students. Young people from all over
the world integrate naturally into the lifestyles of their
Spanish classmates whilst adding a touch of colour and multiculturism
- a characteristic Granada has enjoyed for many years. Figures
show, for example, that Granada is the number one destination
in Europe for incoming Erasmus students.
Spanish cuisine is internationally famous for its quality
and variety. One of its most popular manifestations - tapas
- are one of Granada's signs of identity and one of the few
places in Spain where establishments offer their different
"tapas" specialities completely free of charge with
every drink ordered!
Although Granda is reasonably small, it offers great shopping.
Shop windows to suit all tastes and budgets inundate the city
centre: national and international designer clothes shops,
shoe shops, small boutiques, department stores, etc.