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  • 1. Alhambra

    Unless you are visiting on a day with bad weather, which would be a great pity but not an impossibility (my first day in Granada was a day of steady rain, low cloud and general haziness) then you...

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  • 2. Albaicin

    The Albaicin/Albayzin district of Granada is the site of the ancient Moorish settlement and...for me...Albaicin and the Realejo district were the two areas which most allowed me to 'touch the...

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  • 3. Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces

    This masterpiece of Moorish architecture is simply the most wonderful and inspiring set of buildings in Spain. It's consequently the country's most visited historic sight. The complex is made up of...

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  • 4. Alhambra - Generalife Gardens

    As everywhere else, the palaces are a preserved but dead testimony of an ancient culture and artists' skills. The gardens are a living element, that adds harmony to the whole, and helps to fade that...

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  • 5. Catedral de la Annunciacion

    ....then Granada's cathedral is worth an exploration. For obvious reasons...the long Moorish rule in the area....this cathedral is not as old as many others in Europe. It largely dates from the...

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  • 6. Alcaiceria - Zoco

    The name Alcaicería literally means either the "house of Caesar" or "belonging to Caesar" in recognition of the fact that Emperor Justinian granted the Moors permission to sell silk. Today it is a...

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  • 7. Mirador de San Nicolas

    Well, there were lots of interesting people around when I visited the mirador (viewpoint) of San Nicholas on a bright, sunny February afternoon. I've not seen so many dreadlocks nor so many...

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  • 8. Sacromonte

    From the 15. century until recently gipsies where living there in caves. in 1962 after some heavy flooding Franco removed them Visit the gipsy caves at Sacromonte. From the 15. century until recently...

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  • 9. Alhambra - Carlos V Palace

    The beauty of Alhambra is so impressive that christian rulers had no doubt to preserve (and use it). Emperor Charles V left the most important signs of it, adding a Renaissance palace, less than one...

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  • 10. Alhambra - Alcazar

    Climb the steps to the Torre de la Vela (Watchtower) for some magnificent views of the city and the fertile plain beyond. This is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex, built on the highest point of...

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  • 11. Sierra Nevada

    In summer the heat brings Africa to the Muslim relic of Alhambra. In winter the snow gathers thousands of sportsmen from Spain and Portugal. All year, Granada is a strong attraction, where the...

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  • 12. Arabic Baths

    I came across these ancient, and rather lovely, Moorish baths as I wandered along the river Darro on my first, very wet, Granada afternoon. The Moorish settlement was based on the hill opposite the...

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  • 13. Capilla Real

    The Royal Chapel is an interesting building in the El Centro area of Granada. More specifically it is located between the old Fish Market and the Church of Sagrario. Carlos V buried almost all the...

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  • 14. Plaza Nueva

    The oldest square in Granada is called... New Square. Funny, isn't it? I don't know why, maybe because it is si pretty that it survived all the other ones. Yes, it is very nice, dominated by the old...

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  • 15. Monasterio de la Cartuja

    This Carthusian Monastery, is a very tranquil place to visit. Beautiful cloisters, lovely art works, and a sumptous church. No photography is allowed inside (and they enforce this,) but you can take...

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  • 16. Corral del Carbon

    Corral del Carbón is one of the oldest monuments left by the Arabs in Granada. It was built in the 14th century by Yusuf I. It was a Coal yard, warehousing of goods and shelter of merchants. In the...

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  • 17. Flamenco

    Find out at Tourist Information if 'La Chumbera' (Estudio de los Gitanos) has any scheduled flamenco concert dates. This is a very large auditorium in Sacromonte with amazing views of La Alhambra AND...

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  • 18. Carrera del Darro

    The River Darro used to flow through the city, but due to flooding and in order to make more room, the river was dammed, and covered over - forming Plaza Nueva. The River gets its name River of...

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  • 19. Plaza Isabel La Catolica

    The monument on the square between Gran Vía de Colón and Calle Reyes Católicos shows Columbus talking to Queen Isabella who, on 17 April 1492, three months after taking Granada, gave her permission...

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  • 20. Plaza Bib Rambla

    One of my Favourite places that I visited in Granada! This is the heart of Granada - it's old centre. I stumbled upon this square after visiting the Cathedral area, and was immediately hit by the...

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  • 21. Calderias Street

    As soon as you enter there, you will feel yourself transported instantly by magic carpet to Morocco. There are lots of tea shops selling a wide variety of exotic teas. Most of them have Moroccan...

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  • 22. Walking

    From Plaza del Carmen this tour leaves from in front of the Town Hall daily at 10.30. 10 euros adults, children under 14 free. No reservation needed, just turn up and look for the green and white...

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  • 23. Bull Ring

    The Granada Bull Ring is in the city. There are restaurants in the bottom part where you can eat. When I was there the season had ended so I was able to get in to see the complex (for the usual...

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  • 24. The Alhambra: Medina

    After you purchase your ticket at the box office, you walk about 5 minutes to reach the actual entrance to the Alhambra. The area here is called the "Medina". The palace that Carlos V built is here as...

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  • 25. Jardines del Triunfo

    The Jardines del Triunfo were in the Arab period an extensive cemetery, founded in the s. XIII. The cemetery was girded by a strong wall and stood at the entrance of each of the access roads to the...

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