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Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain (Andalucía, España). As of the 2003 census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 237,663, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 450,439, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, at the confluence of two rivers, Darro and Genil.

In Granada, The Alhambra, a famous Moorish citadel and palace, is found. It is the most remarkable item of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural and touristic cities in Spain.

Granada is also well-known within Spain due to its prestigious university (http://www.ugr.es/) and wild night-life. In fact, it is said that it is one of the three best cities for college students (the other two are Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela).

The pomegranate (in Spanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Granada.

The beauty of the sights of Granada is famous. A well known verse says:

« Dale limosna, mujer
que no hay en la vida nada
como la pena de ser
ciego en Granada »
— Francisco de Icaza


Give him some money, woman / because there is nothing / like the pity of being / blind in Granada

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