Rute is a municipality in the province of Córdoba, Spain.
It lies between Iznájar to the South East, and Lucena to the North West. Its primary economy centres around the extensive production of foodstuffs including dozens of different makes of Anis and traditional Spanish hams. Galleros and Flor de Rute both have their factories there, Galleros being famous for its annual "Belen" - the Nativity Scene made from Chocolate, on view from around 15 October each year, and Flor de Rute for their sugarwork which in 2007 included a sugar life sized scene of Picasso amongst other characters.
The olive industry is also key to this area of Spain, along with tourism connected to the above mentioned sites.
The city of Granada is placed at the foot of the stunning Sierra Neveda mountain range at an elevation of 738 meters above sea level yet only one hour from the Mediterranean coast. It has a population of around 236,982 about 3.3% of the population do not hold Spanish citizenship, the largest number of these (31%) coming from South America.
One of the most famous landmarks to see is the beautiful Alhambra palace, it is one of the most famous items of the Islamic historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Granada is also well-known within Spain due to the prestigious University of Granada and, nowadays, vibrant night-life. A City well worth a visit for its outstanding architecture, shopping and fantastic tapas.