I "came across" this park a day where I was just wondering about near the Alhambra. It is not a really huge park, but there is an amazing view from the park over the city and also the park is very calm and beautiful.
I dont remember the adress - I will find it soon as posible, Im sorry.
On the way to Granada from Marbella, several large fields of Sunflowers made their glorious appearance. I didn’t even know at the time that Spain had a Sunflower industry. I was much more use to a sight like this around the German countryside than in Spain. But I found out that Spain is a large producer of Sunflowers.
To make up for its shortage of domestic feed grains, Spain became one of the world's largest importers of soybeans, and it developed a modern oilseed-crushing industry of such high productivity that surplus soybean oil became one of Spain's most important agricultural export commodities.
As a further step in reducing Spanish dependence on imported soybeans, the government encouraged sunflower production. Especially favorable growing conditions, coupled with generous government support, caused sunflower seed output to expand spectacularly. In this area close to Granada is grown about 43% of the total sunflower crop of Spain.
Sunflower-seed meal was not the most desirable livestock feed, and therefore it is not used in that way, but most Spanish households use the cooking oil it provides because it is less expensive than olive oil. As in most places, sunflower is used commercially only for oil production.
For tourists, the scenic sight of large fields of glowing Sunflowers is reason enough for farmers to nurture these crops.
Salsero Mayor is a Salsa-club where they play salsa-merengue and where loads of people come to dance exactly thoese to dances.
From 9-11 every night there are Salsaclasses, which is really funny... but if you dont wanna go to a class you can just arrive after 11 and enjoy the fantastic rythems and speak with foreigners and Spanish people!
At the end of our trip to Spain, we wanted a hotel close to the Granada airport. The resort we stayed at contacted the tourist board and the recommended the Hotel Corona in Santa Fe, which is located about 15 miles from Granada and only about 3 miles from the airport. I wish I had a picture of this town - it is well worth going to. It is an old wall and gated town - with all four gates still present. Go there after sun down and just watch people. But warning - this is Spanish town - not a tourist town - so know a bit of Spanish.
If you go - try the 1492 Restaurant. It is on the east end of town - a nice walk from the center.
The Hotel Corona is located near the center of town - just a few minutes walk from the center. The church and the town square are also worth seeing.
But mostly just spend time walking the narrow city streets and watch the people.
there are lots of small villages in the mountains around the city, where the locals often have second homes. these villages are really charming! and there will be shops where you can buy authentic local produce - so few tourists will come in that there's no chance of a rip-off!
Take a wall down Paseo del Salon/Paseo de la Bomba and see the city from another point of view in a place that seems to have less turists around.
The Puerta de Elvira was the main entrance to the city, it would have been connected in Moorish times to a wall of defense but now just stands by itself.
After visit to Alhambra, Cathedral and Royal Chapel it's very pleasant to meet such an amasing sculpture group off the beaten path!
We were also taken to the Nerja Caves which is one of the more spectacular caves that I have visited. Be warned you a going to climb approx 280 stairs during this visit.
You will see them while driving to Granada. It looks really beautiful and what makes me even more excited about it, is that I just love olives.
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