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Duchy rankGranada
Primary culture
Andalusian (Iberian)

Capital province
Granada (223)

Iqta Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Granadan ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+15% National tax modifier
+25% Religious unity

Tolerance heathen.png People of the Book

+3 Tolerance of heathens

Core-creation cost.png Recover Al-Andalus

−15% Core-creation cost

Institution spread.png Beacon of Learning

+10% Institution spread

Trade power.png Strait of Gibraltar

+10% Domestic trade power
+10% Trade steering

Construction cost.png Alhambra

−10% Construction cost

National manpower modifier.png Moors

+10% National manpower modifier

Yearly prestige.png Successor Caliphate of Cordoba

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Idea cost

Granada is a small four province Muslim nation that starts on the southern coast of the Iberian peninsula as the remnants of the Muslim nations that once ruled most of the region. It is usually quickly conquered by its powerful northern Catholic neighbours as it is required to form Flag of Spain Spain.


Main article: Granadan missions

With Golden Century.png Golden Century Granada has a unique set of missions.



Msg event.pngMoorish Refugees

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Granada has fallen to the infidels! The last jewel of al-Andalus, a beacon of learning is now in Castilian hands. As the Islamic world reels from this loss, Moorish refugees flock to the Muslim cities and courts of North Africa and the Middle East, bringing with them knowledge, works by exceptional scholars like Abu al-Walid ibn Rushd, Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi and Abu Bakr ibn Tufail. Inviting these refugees to $COUNTRY$ might provide an enormous boost to our own efforts in the fields of science and culture.
Trigger conditions

Flag of Granada Granada does not exist.
Granada (223) is owned by Flag of Castile Castile.
This country:

It is before 1550.

Mean time to happen

60 months

Event button 547.png
By all means, invite them to $COUNTRY$!

The country:

  • loses Diplomatic power.png50 diplomatic power.
  • loses Administrative power.png25 administrative power.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png5 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Moorish Influx” for 25 years with the following effects:
    • Development cost.png −5% development cost,
    • Technology cost.png −5% technology cost,
    • Idea cost.png −5% idea cost.
  • gets the opinion modifier “Mildly displeased” towards Flag of Castile Castile worth:
    • Opinion.png −10 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.

A random province of this country:

  • gains Base tax.png1 base tax.
Event button 547.png
No, we don't need them.

The country:

  • loses Yearly prestige.png15 prestige.
  • gets the opinion modifier “Pleased” towards Flag of Castile Castile worth:
    • Opinion.png +20 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.



Execute decision.pngRestore Al-Andalus

Once all of Iberia was ruled by the glorious Muslim rulers of Andalusia. Let us undo the shameful Christian Reconquista and retake the lands of our ancestors.
Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then:


Flag of Andalusia Andalusia does not exist.
The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • has not a tribal government.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Murcia (221)
    • Granada (223)
    • Sevilla (224)
    • Córdoba (225)
    • Gibraltar (226)
    • Jaén (1748)
    • Cadiz (1749)
    • Almería (222)
    • Albacete (4547)
    • Huelva (4548)
  • owns either its core provinces:
    • Beja (229) and Algarve (230)
    • Alicante (1750) and Xàtiva (4549)


If Córdoba (225) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Córdoba (225):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Andalusia Andalusia.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png25 prestige.
  • gets the country modifier “Increased Centralization” for 10 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest
  • Gets a permanent claim on:
    • every not-owned province in Toledo, Upper and Lower Andalucia areas.
    • Badajoz (218), València (220), Alicante (1750) and Caceres (1747)

If Flag of Andalusia Andalusia:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector:
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy:
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • does not have Andalusian as primary culture
    • then Andalusian becomes primary culture.
  • has tribal government
    • then it becomes Monarchy
  • does not have custom ideas

If the Golden Century.png 'Golden Century' DLC is active:

To form Andalusia, all provinces in orange must be owned and cored, as well as either both green or both red provinces.


Granada is typically a tough nation to play as, but that difficulty can be mitigated with the right Allies. Tunis, Morocco, and in some cases the Ottomans can be helpful in beating back Spain or Aragon.

If the player wants to stay strong and get the achievement - Re-Reconquista, then allies are a must. It is recommended to start expanding in North Africa as soon as possible while securing allies. Players often find Flag of Tlemcen Tlemcen as the first enemy, since they always rival the player and are often aggressive towards Flag of Morocco Morocco and Flag of Tunis Tunis . Flag of Morocco Morocco will always start friendly towards the player, so it makes a good first ally, while Flag of Tunis Tunis might join in on the pact if Flag of Morocco Morocco and Flag of Tunis Tunis are not rivaled to each other. It is recommended to attack Flag of Tlemcen Tlemcen early, so that potential long-term ally Flag of Ottomans Ottomans will not ally Flag of Tlemcen Tlemcen, preventing expansion.

During the conquest, the Granada disaster might fire, if the player does not have an heir or have a heir with lower 5,5,5 stats. However, this will allow Granada to get a better heir or ruler depending on player action.

After the conquest of Algeria, players are advised to spend time building up, as Spain will get claims over Granadan lands. If the the player's lands in Iberia are lost early, it is still possible reclaim them with sufficient planning and skill, but note that consolidating Algerian alone land will likely not be enough to fight Spain. Players may find it useful to force vassalage on some of the smaller North African states such as Flag of Fezzan Fezzan , Flag of Touggourt Touggourt , Flag of Djerid Djerid and Flag of Mzab Mzab, as doing so will make it easy to rival Flag of Castile Castile and Flag of Portugal Portugal. Additionally, this may trick Flag of Aragon Aragon and Flag of France France to attack Spain.

Iberian wars[edit]

Also, keep in mind that the Castilian Civil War will happen, so that is potentially a good time to snatch a province or two, or if they are ever being warred by Aragon. Breaking Alliance between Flag of Portugal Portugal, Flag of England England and Flag of Castile Castile could be useful, so that a player with strong Muslim allies could retake the lands more easily.


At the default start date 1444 Granada starts with this disaster looming over the country.

Granadan War of Succession icon
Granadan War of Succession
A once-loyal relative, Yusuf V, is reportedly raising an army, intent on installing himself as Emir.


The Re-Reconquista icon
As Granada, form Andalusia and reconquer all of Iberia.
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