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Medina - Granada

Medina

Medina The Alhambra: Medina Review

Here you can only see the rests of the Old Medina, it is on the way from the Generalife Gardens to the Rest of the alhambra complex


Passing through the Medina at our right we can see more gardens, until we arrive to the area where is the Alcazar in front, and at our right the Palace of Carlos V and after this one the Palacios Nazaries, If we have time we can enter at the Carlos V palace or if we are close to our entrance time to the palaces, just go to the toilets or have a coffee at the building in front of us

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2004
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Views of La Alhambra - Granada

Views of La Alhambra

The Alhambra Alhambra Review

Who has not hear about one of the most beautiful and conserved Arabic castle palace in the world? Yes La Alhambra

The name Alhambra comes from Red castle due to the colour of its walls.

It is divided into four main areas:

the Palaces,
the Alcazaba,
the city or Medina,
and the Generalife.

Also you can find here the Carlos V palace of Renaissance-style

My favourite place to enjoy a whole view of the Alhambra will be always the Mirador de San Nicolas from the Albaicin, just in front the Alhambra


Once we have our tickets, lets go to visit the Generalife gardens at our right from the main entrance

Address: Calle Real s/n

Directions: Tel. bookings: BBV bank : 902 224 460 from Spain or through web site

Phone: 902 441 221

Website: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2004
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Alcazar - Granada
Alcazar Alhambra - Alcazar Review

Normally we all leave till the end, and compared to the palaces that we have already seen, it is not as exciting, but it had its importance for the castle as it was the military area.

Some fo the palces to visit are:

Torre del Cubo
Plaza de Armas
Torre de la Vela
Y el Jardín de los Adarves

The views from the towers are incredible, check tourist traps

If you have time you can still walk along the shops and the gardens before heading to Granada city center

Address: Calle Real s/n

Directions: Tel. bookings: BBV bank : 902 224 460 from Spain or through web site

Phone: + 34 958 227 525

Website: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2004
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Zoco - Granada
Zoco Alcaiceria - Zoco Review

The Moslem market, close to the Cathedral (be careful of the gypsies trying to sell you thing there (they may be watching you for stealing purposes....)


Cross the Zoco till you go to the main street, ahead you will see the Corral del Carbon, where normally is the tourist office, (the last time I visited, it was closed under reconstruction), from there, we can go to the Town hall and have some tapas at Navas street or we have head up to the Plaza Nueva and have also tapas at Calle Elvira followed by some Morroco tea.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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Sacromonte - Granada

Sacromonte

Sacromonte caves Sacromonte Review

Walking along the Carrera de Darro from Plaza Nueva, pass the Paseo de los Tristes and go further until you enter in the Sacromonte area.

The caves and the abbey deserve a visit by sure, but please be careful, I never heard about any problem, but even if I am tourist, I am a local, and I hear tourist had to be careful with belongs ...

Get inside of the caves, some are bars and you can have some drinks ut side at terraces in summer.

Also this are is famous at night for pubs and also flamenco shows.


On the way back we can visit the other part of the Albaicin

Address: Camino del Sacromonte

Phone: + 34 958 221 445 (for the Abbey)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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paseo de los tristes - Granada

paseo de los tristes

Paseo de los Tristes Paseo de los Tristes Review

From carrera de Darro, go up to a wonderful place next to the Alhambra were you can seat in a terraza and enjoy a wonderful view of la Alhambra in the evening when they put the lights at night!



Now we are ready for Sacromonte caves

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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Views of the Albaicin - Granada

Views of the Albaicin

Albaicin Albaicin Review

Back to the Plaza Mayor we can walk along the river Darro until we arrive to the paseo de los tristes, all our left side is the albaicin.

Try some of the Miradores of this neighbourhood, specially San Nicolas


Now we can turn left to visit the albaicin and its miradores, getting lost on the little streets and watching the carmenes or go ahead to visit the Sacromonte caves. But first lets do some shots of the Alhambra from the next tip

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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Where am I? Still in Granada? - Granada

Where am I? Still in Granada?

Calle Caldererias Calderias Street Review

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 music and they have a very strong Oriental atmosphere.

Excellent place to go before having some tapas at nigh or just after tapas for a tea in the afternoon....


Once we had our tea and had relax a little, fancy walking along the Albaicin?.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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Palacio de la Madraza - Granada
Palacio de la Madraza Palacio de la Madraza Review

Another interesting Arab building just in front of the Capilla Real, not as known as the Alhambra.

It was a Coran school and it is under renovations at the moment



Lets head down the street and turn left to visit the Zoco.

Address: Oficios 14

Directions: Cathedral–Centre

Phone: + 34 958 223 447

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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Royal Chapel - Granada

Royal Chapel

Royal Chapel Capilla Real Review

At the back of the main entrance of the cathedral or at the main entrance of the complex from Gran Via, you can find the Royal Chapel.

Here are buried the Catholic Kings, Isabel and Fernando, even if Isabel asked to be buried at La Alhambra.

It is a mix of late baroque and new renacentism


Lets have a look at the Palacio de la Madraza, and finally enter in the Zoco.

Address: Oficios 3

Directions: Cathedral

Phone: + 34 958 227 848

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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