the Name Granada is very mysterious, 'great castle' might come as close as it gets.
a Roman Fortress once stood on Albaicin Hill. when the Moors arrived, the Town was largely inhabited by Jews and it is said, they settled in Spain even before the Romans.
Albaicin means 'quarter of falconers'
after Cordoba fell into christian hands, the Moors fled Cordoba and settle in Granada, transfering Moorish Power to Granada 1236, bringing their architects, money and skills with them, building again...the Alhambra, the moorish masterpiece of reddish stone closing the circle of moorish, christian and jewish heritage....coming from Huelva, Cordoba, Sevilla...arriving in Granada. although Cordoba is my favorite..Granada was a real highlight, absolutly fantastic feel, and driving through 'El Andaluz', the fields of Sunflowers, Olivegroves feril Landscape.
but puting the pages together for VT, reading and learning more about this heritage of human kind. Granada is a City of World Heritage....I realy enjoyed that, might not have gone into it again
If you want to visit all the historic sites in Granada, but don't have too much money to spend, then why not get a tourist Pass for the most important Monuments and Museums in the city. For more information phone 902 100 095 or inquire at the Alhambra ticket office.
- Price: 22,50 euros (sale directly) y 24,50 euros (advance ticket sales).
Bus trips are also included in the price!
Kit List for Camino
Rucksack Pro-Tector. Sleeping Bag
Thurlo x 2
Inner sock x 2
Evening sock x 2
Long Sleeved T-shirt x 1
Short "" "" "" "" "" x 2
Trekking Boxers x 2
Wash Gear + Pills
Shorts x 1
First Aid pack + extra medication
Camera x 1 + Charger & Batteries
Maps and Guide Book
in-soles &ankle supports Pro-Tector Pouch
Money / Euro's
These houses were spotted somewhere near Sierra Nevada which has 14 peaks more than 3000 m (9800 ft) high. Although the Sierra is close to the Mediterranean, snow often lingers until July & then begins falling in late Autumn. I wonder why?
Fly Monarch to Granada
*Aug2010 - even Ryan air have stopped this route now, so it's busy old Malaga and a drive/bus now - Apparently, there are 'talks' - I will update if I hear any news*
*JULY-'08 - Sadly, this route has now ceased from the UK*
Please bring it back!
We nearly always fly Monarch if we can. You can get scheduled flights to Granada to suit your dates at an extremely reasonable price (and usually cheaper than Easy jet).
Monarch are a good airline - my favourite and you don't feel like they are 'doing you a favour' for your custom like some other low cost airlines I shall refrain from mentioning. Granada airport is still small and easy to negotiate without the crowds of Malaga.
Book early to get the best bargains, Monarch often do special sales days too, so get on their mailing list to receive advance warnings of good deals. You can get a frequent flier membership after 2 flights, which ofefrs the odd free flight and various other perks.
We used to fly from Gatwick which is a short journey by train from brighton.