Two and a half thousand feet above sea level, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in southwest Spain, is the Andalusian city of Granada, home to a quarter of a million people. The Moors populated the general area now known as the Granada, and in the 13th century, the Nasrids established Granada city on the site where it stands today. Unusually, in Europe at that time, Granada was a place that was very tolerant of different races and faiths, something that ended with the Christian reconquest in 1492. Today, Granada is a multicultural city, divided into individual districts and benefiting from a large number of parks and gardens. Granada has a hot summer, with temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit; winters are cooler with regular outbreaks of rain. The city's population is boosted by the large number of students attending the university, and nightlife in Granada is very student orientated, although of course there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. The city is served by a metro, a comprehensive bus service and good rail links to other Spanish cities. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is based at Calle Neptune, 8 18004; take a look at the Internet site for Enterprise Granada.