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More than just the Alhambra...

While I was looking through VT's photos of Granada I noticed that most of them were shots of the Alhambra. There is much more to see in Granada too.

For example: The Albaicin ( The old arabic quarter where I used to live), Sacromonte (the gypsy quarter where many live in caves), the Realejo ( the old Jewish quarter) and the Baroque architecture of the centre.

Alhambra

Of course the Alhambra is well worth seeing too. It is the best historical Islamic/muslim sight in Spain. It's beautiful, incredible and so well perserved.

On my things to see section you have to go to the last few pages to find out about the amazing Alhambra.

What to do in and around Granada.

You can go and see a Flamenco show in Sacromonte; go tekking/hiking in the Apujarras, Skiiing in the Sierra Nevada, go to the beach at Salobreña, Motril or Almuñeca; or take in the sights, smells, sounds and flavours of Granada's Arabic influence in the Arabic tearooms where you can also smoke a Shisha pipe with flavoured tobacco.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So must to see from so many different eras and cultures.
  • Cons:A lot of it is up hill on cobbled streets!
  • In a nutshell:Brimming with culture!
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2005
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  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Blint-- Thanks for such a thorough job on Granada. This will help a great deal come April!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    Hi Julie. Really enjoyed your page here and saved a few tips too. Thanks :o) We are visiting in September after the big Paris meet. Looking forward to it :o) Cheers, Ann.

  • Aug 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Come to Granada and stay in the white nest!! in Hostels Granada

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2008 at 3:48 AM

    We are just now here in Granada and I enjoyed your page so very much!

  • AKHTARSAYYAD's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2008 at 8:24 AM

    Good home! liked it very much!

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2008 at 4:37 AM

    Beautiful page, beaming culrue and hisotry..Love to visit someday.. I will come and smoke shisha there:)

  • puerto_lover's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2008 at 3:17 AM

    Getting into the Alhambra has all changed. BBVA no longer the concession. Use www.servicaixa.com for their allocation of tickets. Just put your card into the machine at the entrance to get your ticket. otherwise you need to queue up early.

  • maestrousmc's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Another great page, Blint. You're beginning to be my one-stop shop for Andalucia. :o) Thank you for your thoughtful tips!

  • marsistanbul's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    You should write a travel book on Spain and I'll buy first..I'm jealous yr photos:) saludos..

  • chbuchie's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    in 1 day we've seen the Alhambra, Albaicin and the cathedral .. there seems to be a lot more to do indeed, kewl pages !

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