The Palacio Nazaríes is an extra complication. Entry is included in the price, but at a time clearly printed on the ticket. Miss your one-hour window and you will be denied access. Special night-visit tickets for said palace (daily except Monday, 10pm-11.30pm, in summer; Friday and Saturday, 8pm-9.30pm, in winter) are also available at €8; children under 12 free.

Alexander Szymanowski's late goal was enough to earn Leganes a 1-0 win over managerless Granada at Los Carmenes.

The wait for a goal, however, ended after 52 minutes as Edgar Mendez burst on to Victor Camarasa's pass and he punished his former club with a composed sidefoot...

For a local-flavoured chill out cafe, try Tete-tienda Karma on Plaza de los Lobos, just off Gran Via in the centre. Relax with a sofa and free wifi; the Fruits of the Forest milkshake comes highly recommended. Very quiet with a wonderfully friendly owner.

In the 1970s, the club changed the vertical stripes to horizontal. Since then, several changes (between horizontal and vertical) took place until 2004–05, when in a member assembly it was decided to use horizontal stripes definitively.

However, Ernesto Valverde's men restored their lead with 13 minutes to go through highly-rated defender...

The club played in this stadium until 1995 when a new facility, named Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, took its place. It was inaugurated on 16 May 1995, with an original capacity of 16,212 seats. This was expanded to 22,524 after the final promotion to La Liga in the summer of 2011.

In 1959 Granada achieved its greatest sports landmark, being runner-up of the Copa del Generalísimo (later Copa del Royal). In the final, played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the team lost to Barcelona 4–1.

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Alaves finally found their scoring touch at home to beat La Liga strugglers Granada 3-1.

A spectacular strike from Raul Garcia and quick reactions from Aymeric Laporte earned Athletic Bilbao a 2-1 win at Granada on Wednesday night.

Granada was the third Andalusian football team after Betis and Sevilla to compete in La Liga, in 1941–42. The team is located at position 24 of the historical points classification of the First Division, where it has participated in 20 seasons and achieved 6th place twice. Granada has been runner-up of Copa del Rey in 1959.

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Bear in mind that queues at the ticket office can be sizeable even if you are only collecting pre-bought passes. And if you opt for the last-minute option of turning up on the day, you can expect to wait even longer. Certainly, you should aim to be in position when (if not before) the windows go up. The office is open 8am-7pm during the summer season (March 15-October 14) and 8am-5pm in the winter period (October 15-March 14).

If you want to try a local wine ask for "un costa" – the quality is extremely variable and it is more like sherry (but not fortified) than a table wine.

Garcia's ability to score special goals had been demonstrated with a stunning winner at Deportivo La Coruna on September 11 and he was at it again at Los Carmenes, but Granada went in level at the break with a goal just before the interval from Mehdi Carcela.

Admission is €14 (£11) for adults and €8 for children aged 12-15. Visitors under 12 enter for free, but still need a ticket. The site is open 8.30am-8pm in summer and 8.30am-6pm in winter. Tickets are defined as “morning” or “afternoon” – with 2pm as the dividing hour.

But Alaves had failed to score at the Estadio Mendizorrotza with Sporting Gijon and Deportivo La Coruna holding them to goalless draws.

Granada Club de Fútbol was founded on 14 April 1931,[3] originally as Recreativo de Granada; the first president was Julio López Fernández.

Holland, a member of Australia's 2014 World Cup squad who has since drifted...

Lucas Alcaraz is returning to Granada to embark on a third stint as coach, the La Liga club have announced.

Skirmishes continued between the Emirate of Granada and the Crown of Castile, and in the late 15th century the Christian Reconquista set its sights on Granada. Following a military campaign led by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, which included a siege of the walled town, King Boabdil of Granada was ultimately forced to surrender the town in 1492, bringing an end to Moorish rule in the Iberian peninsula and marking the end of the Reconquista.

Granada parted company with Paco Jemez last week after a poor start to the campaign saw them collect only two points from their opening six games to sit 20th in the table.

Adelaide United have secured fringe Socceroo midfielder James Holland for the upcoming A-League season.

The visitors, who are playing in LaLiga for the first time in their history this season, should have gone in front after five minutes but Gabriel headed wide of the goal from six yards out. Leganes winger Omar Ramos saw his effort saved by Granada goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa before the hosts had their first effort of the match through Javi Marquez but his shot sailed wide.

Granada

Granada Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [gɾaˈnaða ˈkluβ ðe ˈfuðβol], or simply Granada CF, is a Spanish football club based in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 14 April 1931, it currently plays in La Liga, holding home matches at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Hans Memling - Diptych of Granada, left wing:Acceptance of the Cross, h. 1475

The first football match was played against Deportivo Jaén, which resulted in a 2–1 victory. The first goal in the match, and in the club's history, was scored by Antonio Bombillar. In the 1931–32 season, the club won the Tercera Regional – Región Sur championship.

After several promotions, in 1941–42 the club made its La Liga debut. From here until the '80s, it alternated between that category and Segunda División, with its golden age coming during the '70s, with eight top flight seasons, which included a career-best two sixth league places (1971–72, 1973–74).

Upon its foundation, the club's kits were a shirt with blue and white vertical stripes and white shorts. After the Spanish Civil War the club owners went to Madrid to buy new ones, but they couldn't find other than red and white striped shirts. That became the official colour scheme from then on.

In the 1980s, Granada had some brief appearances in the second division, but it spent most seasons in Segunda División B, dropping another level in 2002–03, due to non-payment to its players.[4] After four seasons in the fourth division, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, along with his son Paco, arrived at the club. With their help, the Andalusian side was again promoted to the third category but got itself into serious financial trouble.

The Charterhouse of Granada is a monastery of cloistered monks, located in what was a farm or Muslim almunia called Aynadamar ('Fountain of the Tears') that had an abundance of water and fruit trees. The initiative to build the monastery in that place was begun by Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, known as El Gran Capitán. The charterhouse was founded in 1506; construction started ten years later, and continued for the following 300 years.

The Reds have beaten several A-League rivals to sign Holland, who has 15 national caps and spent the past seven years playing in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

The promoted Basques had made a promising start to life in the top flight by losing only one of their first five games.

A statement said: "Granada has reached a preliminary agreement with Lucas Alcaraz to become the new coach of the team until the end of the season."

Another option is "tinto de verano", or "summer wine", which is red wine and lemonade. A simple man's sangria, it is absolutely delicious and very refreshing.

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In 2010–11, Granada finished in fifth position, with most of the players loaned by Udinese still on board.[5] On 18 June 2011, the club became the first winner of the promotion play-offs – a different system was used from 1985 to 1999 – after successively defeating Celta de Vigo (1–1, penalty shootout) and Elche (1–1 on aggregate, away goals rule), thus returning to the top division after a 35-year absence.[6][7]

After its foundation, the team played its home matches at Campo de Las Tablas, inaugurated on 20 December 1931. Granada's stay at this ground was a short one; on 23 December 1934, a new stadium, Estadio Los Cármenes, was opened

Back in the top-flight after such a long absence, it was always going to be difficult. By the end of the 2011–12 season, Granada managed to survive though, finishing in 17th position.