WHERE TO GO WHEN YOU VISITE THE CHARMING ANDALUSIAN CITY GRENADA



    where to go if you like to visit charming  Grenada

    Granada is a Spanish city that belongs to the autonomous community of Andalusia. It has more than 239,000 inhabitants. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in the Iberian Peninsula, which determines its climate. Granada was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. It receives many tourists because of the magnificent monuments, it has, the proximity to which is Sierra Nevada, its professional ski resort, its coast known as the Costa Tropical, as well as the Sierra de la Alpujarra, where you find many and varied possibilities of lodging. The city of Granada is, therefore, well located, 70km from the beaches, 30 km from the Sierra Nevada ski resort, 120 km from Malaga, 250 km from Seville and 200 km from Cordoba.Its the climate is Mediterranean with great temperature variations in autumn and spring. You can easily have 0ºC in the morning and go to 25ºC in the afternoon. Temperatures are very cold in winter and very hot in summer, with temperatures above 35ºC.We invite you to visit its magnificent monuments:

    The Alhambra

    Built-in the 9th century, the Alhambra is not only a palace but a real city surrounded by walls. When you go to the Alhambra, know that there are visits that should not be missed: the palaces (between them, the Nasrid Palace), the Alcazaba, the city or Medina and the Generalife.
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    The Generalife

    Located outside the walls of the Alhambra, it is a villa surrounded by gardens, orchards, patios, and other buildings, built between the 12th - 14th century. It was the palace of the Muslim kings, which was used as a resting place.

    Cathedral

    The Granada Cathedral, Renaissance style, was built in the 16th century. It is located in the same place where once was the mosque. Its interior is grandiose with several chapels. The Royal Chapel is located next to the cathedral.

    The Royal Chapel

    Baroque construction of the 15th - 17th century and backed by the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel keeps in its interior the tombs of the Kings Catholics and Jeanne la Folle and Philipe the Beautiful. An interesting visit.

    El Corral del Carbón

    It is the only caravanserai nasride preserved in Spain. The Corral del Carbón is a 14th century monument that was a merchant's inn, theater, courtyard for the sale of charcoal and today, concerts and flamenco shows are offered in its courtyard.

    Beaux-arts museum

    He keeps important pieces of artists of the sixteenth century. The Museum of Fine Arts of Granada is essential to know the Baroque painting of Seville and the Andalusian painting of the nineteenth century.

    The Alcazaba

    The Alcazaba was a military zone, the defense center of the Alhambra compound. It is, with the Bermeilles Towers (TorresBermejas), the oldest part of the Alhambra.

    The Neighborhood of L'Albaicin

    The district of Albaicin is located on a hill facing the Alhambra and it is one of the most typical of Granada. It's a real pleasure to stroll through its narrow streets, most of which are pedestrianized. Do not miss the visit to Mirador de Saint Nicolas.

    The Sacromonte District

    Located opposite the Alhambra, the Sacramonte is the Gitan district. Tourists can enjoy flamenco evenings outdoors or in the famous caves.
    The Monastery of La Cartuja
    The Monastery of La Chartreuse (la Cartuja), whose construction began in the sixteenth-century retains only the church and the sacristy of the eighteenth century, Churrigueresque style.

    The Monastery of San Jeronimo

    It is an architectural work of the Renaissance. Remarkable the beauty of the gardens and patios as well as by the facade of the church. The works are mainly of Diego de Siloé.

    Arab baths of Granada

    In the the very center of Granada, at the foot of the Alhambra and in a house of the the twelfth - thirteenth century, are the famous Arab baths, the Hammam Al-Andalus. Its magnificent decoration, inspired by the traditional Arab baths, transports you to the Antique Al-Andalus.
    A stop on your way to relax and regain strength.

    Palace of La Madraza

    Baroque style, the Madraza Palace has a patio with Tuscan columns. This palace was used as a university until 1500. It was the first university of Granada. Its architecture, Mudejar style of the sixteenth century, is of great beauty.

    The Huerta de San Vicente

    This is the house-museum that was the summer residence of the family of Federico García Lorca. This is where he wrote his most important works.

    The House of Los Tiros

    Renaissance palace of the sixteenth century. His name comes from the guns that are in their slots. It now houses the Museo Casa de Los Tiros (gunshots), the city's history museum, library, and local number archive.

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