Cathedral and surroundings: Here you can find the narrow streets which make up La Alcaicería and Zacatín, the old Moorish silk market and area of skilled craftsmen, today a colorful commercial area.
The Cathedral was built between 1518 and 1704, and although started in the Gothic style, most of the structure is Renaissance.
Art in the streets - Rodin 2008
Art in the streets is always a good idea - I have alsways thought that musems are often too sterile locations for art... art is to be lived and touched, especially sculptures. When I was visiting granada in february 2008 I was then pleasantly surprised to see some Rodin statue, including the Thinker, around Puerta Real. I had seen them "locked" up in a museum in paris, and had not really raved about. In Granada, I found them stunning, full of life and character.
it is not the first time that the city hosts Rodin sculptures: the first time had been until December 17, 2007 9th December 2007. This second Rodin exhibition, unfortunately, is now over, since it ran fro a very short time only, from February 5 through March 30th, 2008. But there is hope for more similar events in the future.
When you are in Grenada, you...
When you are in Grenada, you have to make a trip to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the south of the city. High tops, beautiful sceneries and stunning canyons.....Probably you´ll have to rent a car, because there isn´t a lot of public tranport in this area.
C/ Elvira, Paseo de los Tristes,Carrera del Darro
These two roads which both lead to Plaza Nueva from different directions have some great bars. Simply walk along them until you see one that suits your taste. I'm sure there is something for everyone.
My favourite is on Carerra del Darro 12 (El Rincon de San Pedro), it is on the right hand side heading from Plaza Nueva. It is painted blue inside and is covered in candles which make it look very Gothic.
The most pleasant way to get...
The most pleasant way to get to Granada is by train. It is a bit of a ride from Madrid (6+ hours), but the trains are comfortable, and the scenery is stunning. I paid 3,800 Pesetas (about $23 american dollars) from Station Chamartin in Madrid. I bought the ticket at the airport from the Renfe desk.