Vuelta a España 2008 Stage 2
Date: Aug 31
Stage start: Granada
Stage length: 167km
Stage end: Jaen
Things to Do in Granada and Jaen:
Of the two cities, Granada has by far the most appeal for the tourist. The last Moorish city to fall to the Christians during the Reconquista (the 'reconquering' of Spain after Muslim rule), Granada is home to the vast Moorish fortress and garden complex of the Alhambra. It is also where you can find the best tapas in Spain. In Granada they still serve tapas like they were supposed to be served - free of charge! Read more about Free Tapas in Spain.
Read more on Granada in this Granada Tourist Guide.
Jaen is the olive-growing capital of the world. It is said to produce 10% of the world's olive oil. It is also has a spectacular Renaissance cathedral. Most visitors to the area prefer to stay in Granada.
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How to Get to Granada and Jaen:
Granada has its own airport (compare prices) and is well connected to Seville and Madrid.
From Granada to Jaen it is an hour's drive on the A44. There are regular buses between the two cities but no train.
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Stage 2: Granada to Jaen