Immigration Accommodation in Granada Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Granada one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Granada for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Granada may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Granada take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Granada, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Granada is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Granada Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Granada as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Granada is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Granada for new immigration arrivals.
Granada (Spanish: [ɡɾaˈnaða], locally [ɡɾaˈna]) is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Darro, the Genil, the Monachil and the Beiro. Ascribed to the Vega de Granada comarca, the city sits at an average elevation of 738 m (2,421 ft) above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held.
In the 2021 national census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 227,383, and the population of the entire municipal area was estimated to be 231,775, ranking as the 20th-largest urban area of Spain. About 3.3% of the population did not hold Spanish citizenship, the largest number of these people (31%; or 1% of the total population) coming from South America. Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport.
The area was settled since ancient times by Iberians, Romans, and Visigoths. The current settlement became a major city of Al-Andalus in the 11th century during the Zirid Taifa of Granada. In the 13th century it became the capital of the Emirate of Granada under Nasrid rule, the last Muslim-ruled state in the Iberian Peninsula. Granada was conquered in 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs and progressively transformed into a Christian city over the course of the 16th century.
The Alhambra, a medieval Nasrid citadel and palace, is located in Granada. It is one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain. Islamic-period influence and Moorish architecture are also preserved in the Albaicín neighborhood and other medieval monuments in the city. The 16th century also saw a flourishing of Mudéjar architecture and Renaissance architecture, followed later by Baroque and Churrigueresque styles. Granada is also well known within Spain for the University of Granada which has an estimated 47,000 undergraduate students spread over five different campuses in the city. The pomegranate (in Spanish, granada) is the heraldic device of Granada.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Granada Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Granada may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Granada can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Granada
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Granada varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Granada use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Granada and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Granada for newcomers
One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!
Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Granada were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Granada area.
All renters in Granada have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Granada to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Granada Canada
Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Granada this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.