Grenada is a city in the province of Andalusia in southern Spain, located beneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the confluence of four rivers. It is the 13th largest metropolitan area in Spain.
The land of Grenada was inhabited by the Iberians from approximately 8th Century B.C., was possibly the site of Roman outpost, and fell to Arab rule around 711 AD, but the city of Grenada was not actually founded until the 11th Century. The historic citadel Alahambra, which still exists today, was a powerful Moorish palace.
Today, Grenada is known for its beauty, architecture, history, sporting events, South American inhabitants, and mix of historic Arab and European heritage.
People Born in Grenada
Grenada in People's Lives
Isabella I of Castile: I was buried here in 1504, after having passed away at the age of 54 in Medina del Campo. I was later entombed in the Capilla Real, later built by my grandson Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. I now rest beside my husband Ferdinand, my daughter Joanna and her husband Philip, and my 2-year old grandson.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Wilde.
Orlando Bloom: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Wilde. It was my first film role.