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Half-Day Private City Tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús
"You will be picked up from your hotel or place of your choice and taken on this private excursion of Marbella and Puerto Banús. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture and sights of Marbella and Puerto Banus as well as most important and well-known monuments. The itinerary will be organized to suit your needs.Some of the monuments sights and activities:Old Town (Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo) Plaza de los Naranjos Chapel of St. John of God - Marbella Royal Hospital of Mercy Historic extension (botanic garden) Marbella’s Golde much more... Your private official tour guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur are at your disposal during the tour to help you enjoy the areas to the fullest and to get the most out of your experience in Marbella and Puerto Banús. your guide and vehicle will take you back to your hotel or your place of choice."""Enjoy this completely personalized private 4-hour tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús and explore the most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know these areas with your own private official tour guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. The visited sites o
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Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte
"After gathering at a meeting point you can head-out on your Segway to explore the Granada districts of Albaicín and Sacromonte two of the most colorful enchanting and historical neighborhoods in the city. Ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albaicín on your Segway and visit all of its hidden places including the Palace of Dar al-Horra Paseo de los Tristes San Nicholas Viewpoint and Cuesta del Chapiz.Afterward
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Granada Flamenco Show in Albaicin with Optional Dinner
"Make your own way to Sacromonte a charming neighborhood that was originally built and lived in by Spanish gypsies. Famous for its inhabited caves that are carved out of the soft slopes of Cerro de San Miguel Sacromonte is at the heart of Granada’s flamenco heritage with the caves having served as popular places for the community to dance and socialize since the 19th century.On arrival head for El Templo del Flamenco a popular cave venue that is dedicated to zambra a kind of gypsy flamenco that originated in Granada. Loosely translated as ‘party’ in Arabic
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CATHEDRAL Tips (6)

A nod to Christianity

Favorite thing 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.
Ferdinand and Isabella commissioned Granada's enormous cathedral and while it doesn't hold a candle to the monuments of the Moors it is quite impressive in its own right. Its sheer size (115 m long x 67 m wide) is amazing for starters and I took three or four photos of what I thought was the main entrance, only to find a little later that it extended round yet another corner.The MAIN entrance ( I eventually discovered ) is on Gran Via but you can also enter from Calle de Carcel. Outside it looks more like a renaissance palace than a cathedral but inside is gorgeous with stained glass windows, richly decorated altars and gilded Baroque organs. Around the back of the cathedral is the Chapel Royal, built to enshrine the remains of Ferdinad and Isabella. Together, they dominate this whole area and browsing around the surrounding streets is an intensely pleasurable experience.The kind of experience that reminds you Granada is not just about the Alhambra.

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Ekaterinburg
Jul 06, 2007

Cathedral

Favorite thing The construction of the Cathedral took from the 16th to the 18th century.

It was built over the former Central Mosque and shows a mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Barroque motives.

It is also the center point to began to walk around the town to discover its secrets.

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Carmela71
Sep 20, 2004

Cathedral.
This cathedral with...

Favorite thing Cathedral.
This cathedral with its five naves is considered to be the most important Renaissance building of Spain. Built in the transition period of Gothic to Renaissance, it shows as well elements of this earlier style.
Specially remarkable are the main chapel, Capilla Mayor, the lateral chapels and of course the façade with its sculptures.
Capilla Real
The Royal Chapel was built between 1505 and 1521 under Spain's catholic kings. The northern front was lateron integrated in the cathedral. Worth visiting are specially the kings' tombs of marble from Carrara. The museum shows paintings of the collection of Queen Isabel, among them works of Van der Weyden, Botticelli, Bouts and Berruguete, the queen's crown and scepter and sword of King Fernando.
El Albaicín
In this part of town, located on a hill facing the Alhambra, was the king's residence during 11th century. Of this time still exist rests of the walls of the Alcazaba, the arcs of Puerta Monaita, Puerta Elvira and Arco de las Pesas, Arabian bathes and the Palace of Dar Al-Horra, which belonged to the mother of King Boabdil.
Several churches were built over Arabian mosques, rests of which still can be seen in their interior. In Iglesia del Salvador we find rests of Granada's Great Mosque, in Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes of the mosque of the Alcazaba, while Santa Isabela la Real bears rests of a Moorish palace. The church of San Juan de los Reyes shows two marvelous minarets, and under the Convent of Santa Catalina there are rests of an Arabian house of 11th century.
Granada's Archaeological Museum shows highly interesting objects of prehistorical, phoenician and visigothic origins. Worth to mention are also the Church of San Nicolás, from where you have a fantastic view over Alhambra and Sierra Nevada, and the Royal Chancellery, Real Cancillería, a renaissance building with baroque elements.

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Humberto_san
Aug 26, 2002

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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.

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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The Cathedral

Favorite thing The Bono Turistico pass entitles the holder to admission to the Cathedral, among other places. Visit it in late afternoon when the interior is awash with the sun's golden glow.

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Nov 28, 2011

I had just come to Spain from...

Favorite thing I had just come to Spain from Cologne, Germany and its cathedral...when I entered this one in Granada, I was humbled and awed.

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Aug 26, 2002

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"Much More Than The Alhambra"
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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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Albaicin

Facing each other, as two "twin sisters", the hills of Alhambra and Albaicin are the heart of Granada. You may either climb to the "poor" Albaicin and enjoy the large sights over the town, with the...
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Iglesia de Santa Ana

As you walk through the Plaza Nueva you will come on a beautiful old church. It is known as Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana. The church was constructed beginning in 1501 on the former site of an...
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Casa de los Tiros

This beautiful historic house was created in the mid sixteenth century by Gil Vazques Rengifo, after the conquest of Granada he bought a number of connected houses and remodelled them into one...
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Alhambra

It really, really is worthwhile buying these tickets online in advance. At least you will be absolutely certain you can visit on the day you choose, and can get a slot for the Nasrid Palaces (visiting...
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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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