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  • THE ALHAMBRA
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  • THE ALHAMBRA
    by swiftfoot
  • THE ALHAMBRA
    by swiftfoot

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  • 1. THE ALHAMBRA

    If you order and pre-pay for Alhambra tickets, you'll be able to avoid the (usually) long lines of people trying to buy same-day tickets. Instead, you'll go to a nearby bank of ATM-like machines....

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  • 2. ALBAICIN

    The Alhambra sitting on its high ground with only the area of Albaycin being higher is an ideal platform for photos. The first photo shows the church and courtyard where we were able the day before to...

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  • 3. CATHEDRAL

    Having immersed yourself in Mosques and Moorish architecture in the Albaicin the area round the cathedral marks a return to Christian Granada and the famous Catholic rulers who succeeded the Moors....

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  • 4. FESTIVALS & LOCAL CUSTOMES

    The guy with the blue shirt was one of our Spanish teachers. He loved Baileys and his name was Paco, we called him the Taco. That sounds ignorant and stupid, but my friend Beau has kept in touch with...

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  • 5. VIEWS

    We arrived in the Albaycin area where we had read that there was an excellent view of the Alhambra, and it was true. But also we had this fantasic view of the city of Granada itself just after...

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  • 6. CORRAL DEL CARBON

    Actually the tourist office, (even if in this moment march 2004, is closed on renovations) It used to be a caravasar (like a hotel where the merchants lodged and where they stored their merchandise)...

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  • 7. MIRADOR DE SAN NICOLAS

    When you arrive at the Mirador you may have to wait a little while for a space on the wall to free up. People are understandbly reluctant to leave such an inspiring view of the Alhambra, the Sierra...

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  • 9. Stay in the Albayzin

    I would recommend a week in Granada to really feel like you´ve appreciated what it has to offer. I would also recommend finding accomodation in the Albayzin...

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  • 10. Laundry

    Lavo, located at No. 69, Paseo de Cartuja – near the corner of Calle Murcia. Open until 7 pm. 8 Euros for 1 load self-service wash and dry, detergent included....

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  • 11. Granada City Pass

    There is another way to get tickets for Alhambra: the Granada City Pass (Bono turístico de Granada). There are 3 and 5 days passes. The pass includes the visit...

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  • 12. The moorish heritage

    Apart from the main buildings, Alhambra... there are still many traces in Granada of its moorish past. You can find many shops, restaurants and tea-shops where...

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  • 13. Carmenes

    A "Carmen" is a typical urban house with a big garden around, surrounded by walls. There are many in Granada, specially in the Realejo quarter. Normally they...

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  • 14. Darro River

    The Darro River crosses the city from north to south. It runs on the surface till it reaches the Albaicin, where it gets underground and disappears accross the...

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  • 15. Andre Segovia

    Andre Segovia was bon in Linares, a city of Andalusia in 1894 and from there, he and his family moved to Granada where his father practiced as a lawyer. While...

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  • 16. Climate

    Granada is best visited during the Autumn and Spring months – the daytime temperature is perfect. The hottest time is during July and August, although it is a...

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  • 17. Spanish language schools in Granada

    Hi there,I´m posting a blog that will give an insight to every language school I know of in Granada as well as their accomodations. I´m just beginning but if...

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  • 18. Granada's location along our route

    This terrain map gives an overview of our driving route in southern Spain. After flying in from Madrid, we spent two nights in Alicante in the upper right...

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  • 19. Carrera del Darro Street

    Carrera del Darro Street takes you along a small waterway, not quite a creek or river, but it does meander along the lower slopes of the hill below the...

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  • 20. Bib-Rambla Plaza for the wild ride

    Now THIS is the "wildest" ride I have seen in some time. This gentleman must ride the equivelant of a hundred kilometers EACH DAY...I would hate to compete...

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  • 21. Best zones for students

    Let me say first that cities in Spain are generally very safe! As people stay up late, and there are so many bars, the streets are rarely deserted and I walked...

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  • 22. Granada - the jewel of Andalusia

    Granada is really the jewel of Andalusia, a town that I had longed to visit for many years and somehow never got around to discover. I had high expectations...

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  • 23. Ice cream heaven!

    The center of town has some great ice cream parlours with a very good variety to choose from. The Little Rock Chic was in 7th heaven. This one pictured, is at...

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  • 24. Plaza de Nueva - reflecting Granada's history

    Plaza de Nueva, like the cathedral, was built as a reminder that Catholicism had taken over from Islam and Ferdinand and Isabela were now calling the shots. As...

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  • 25. Lorca and Granada

    Apart from Moorish and Catholic rulers, the poetry and story of Federico Garcia Lorca plays a large part in the appeal and mystique of Granada. His story brings...

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