Backdropped by the evocative Alhambra complex, the Moorish city of Granada is a real charmer. The romantic palace-fortress - built by the Nasrid sultans, rulers of the last Spanish Muslim kingdom - is one of the city's most alluring attributes.
Granada offers an eclectic mishmash of Muslim and Spanish culture, and the food - from old-school tapas bars to family-style restaurants - reflects the city's melting-pot past. Sip a glass of the sherry-like wine preferred by locals, or stick with tea at one of the traditional teterías (Moorish tea rooms) scattered through the city. The best are in the Albaicín quarter.