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- Tel.: (+34) 958 57 52 02
- Fax: (+34) 958 57 52 03
- E mail: email@example.com
- www.andalucia.org (and look for Granada)
Alhambra - History
Alhambra was under construction in days of Nasrid's dynasty. Each governor brought improvements in the plan of buildings, built new halls and court yard.
After exile of arabs Alhambra belonged to Christian kings.
The Rocket Festival
May 2008 is the 3rd year this festival, " a celebration of life and alternative culture", has taken place. The site is in the mountains outside Granada, so has gorgeous views and has hundreds of live bands, dance acts, and arty events. There is a campsite, it lasts 3 days and you are almost guarenteed sunny, if not hot, weather. Friends of mine went the first year when not enough people attended and I believe it may have lost money but the website indicates it's done well since. Tickets are £70.
When driving back to the coast...
When driving back to the coast take the tourist route to Almunecar,(the turning at suspiro del moro)
The views are amazing.But DO NOT take this route if you are scared of heights, or a nervous driver as it is scary in places.The villages on the way (Otivar,Jete) are still relatively unspoilt and a good place to stop for a drink. You will probably need one after the drive!
Of course, like most of Spain,...
Of course, like most of Spain, the towns don't really come to life until well after 20:00. One area worth visiting is the Albaicin area - an old Arabic quarter. The streets are narrow - many bars and restaurants are located in the narrow alley ways.
go into this area late afternoon and look for a tapas bar. These are bars that serve food (usually for free) with drinks. With any kind of luck you can make a meal of tapas.