Of course Granada is most famous for the Alhambra and the cathedral, but this age-old city has much more on offer.
is located just south of the cathedral. This used to be a maze of narrow streets
where Moorish merchants sold spices and silk. Nowadays the tourist shops here sell mostly the same items. Of interest might be
hand painted ceramics in semi-Moorish style.
Do visit the Albaycin
, the old quarters where after the reconquest the
remaining Moors settled before they were finally expelled in 1609.
From the Mirador San Nicolas you have nice views of the
Alhambra complex, and when you visit here in spring, the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada provide for a perfect background.
last time we visited Granada was in April 2019.
or the Alhambra
the prayer room inside the Madraza Palace
in the Alcaicaria
the Albaycin features narrow roads with a Moorish touch
the Fuente de los Gigantes at Plaza Bib-Rambla
the statue fat the Grand Via depicts Queen Isabel handing Columbus her permission to explore the Americas
the mirador San Nicolas
entrance to the Santa Isabel Monastery
Plaza San Miguel Bajo
the old facade of the Curia Metropolitana
snow on the Sierra Nevada
Granada honors the local Flamengo musicians
the shops are loaded with semi-original items
the Justice Palace at Plaza de Santa Anna
from the Mirador you have a nice view of the Alhambra complex
from here you can glimpse the Sierra Nevada