Granada offers to its visitors, a lot of activities and monument views where the Albaicin neighbourhood is one of the main examples of this city. There are offers for everyone.
We will start our walking in New Square (Plaza Nueva) since the Real Chancillería (Today it is the Head office of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia. If you like the mudejar architecture, The Saint Ana church (la iglesia de Santa Ana) and the Saint Peter Church( La iglesia de San Peter) (both from the sixteenth century) are two examples. They are located in the Carrera del Darro, one of the most beautiful and picturesque streets of Granada. Its special location, and the beauty of its constructions like the house of the Earls of Arco, the convent of Santa Catalina de Zafra, the house of Castril of the Arabian Baths of Bañuelo, conquered the French and English romantics of the nineteen century, which immortalize it in a lot of works. We recommend you to visit the Arabian baths of Bañuelo, ziri monument of the eleventh century. They are one of the most important and complete public Arabian baths which are conserved in Spain. If you follow the river Darro, you will arrive to the sad walk (Paseo de los Tristes). Next, and very near from them, you will find the Archeological Museum of the city ( which is closed at the moment because of restauration works) , and in the next street our apartments Gloria are located. If you follow the river Darro, you will be near the Sad Walk, and after you will go on going up by the Chapiz uphill.
You will see the Palace of the Cordoba, building in the sixteenth century, which is the current Local Archive. If you go on the Chapiz uphill(ring the bell for a visit) you will arrive to the Chapiz Moorish houses and its gardens. In this curve to the right you can go on the Sacromonte Way that will allow the visitor another of the most typical buildings in Granada, the caves which have been become in flamenco shows and The Sacromonte Abbey, or you can also go up towards the centre of Albaicin. In the Albaicin, strictly speaking you can see the Salvador Church( old Great Mosque of the neighbourhood) If you walk across the adjacent streets, you arrive to the Large Square( Plaza Larga) and we will be in the famous Weights Door. After you have to go to the Saint Nicholas pointview, and try to visit the bell tower of the church Saint Nicholas and to see the Albaicin, Sacromonte and the Alhambra at its feet.
Walking across this neighbourhood, you will discover impressive pointviews since where you can see the Alhambra and a lot of Aljibes.(deposit which was aimed to keep drinkable wáter since the Muslim time) delivered in its streets.
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In the Albaicin, you can also enjoy a rich gastronomy. In De Aliatar Square, Saint Michael or Saint Nicholas, you can go for tapas and of course it is recommended to have lunch or dinner in any of its famous Carmenes, some of them with gardens and the best views of La Alhambra
In the city centre, don’t miss the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel of the Catholic kings; la Madraza (was the first university which Granada had) It was inaugurated in 1349 by the nazary king Yusulf I , this palace belongs to the Granada University,( and it is aimed to cultural activities),The Jeronimos Monastery; the open-air theatre of the coal or the Angustias Church among others.
The touristic ticket is a good option for some visits.
The city centre is also a fantastic place to have tapas, stressing the Elvira Street(it is also an área of pubs) or the Navas Street, behind the townhall. And if you like the tea and the Arabian sweets, go to Calderería.
ALHAMBRA AND GENERALIFE
Al-Ahmar, founder of the nazari dinasty, it is set up in the thirteen century in the Old Alcazaba of Albaicin and in the hill of the Alhambra decides to set up the base of the Court., beginning with the construction of the Alhambra that today we know. .La Alhambra was a palace, fortress, residence of the nazaries sultans and of the high civil servants, servants of the Court and of soldiers, so the visit is unforgettable.
With respect to La Alhambra, main building of the city, we recommend you to buy the tickets by advance on the internet due to its high demand. There are some options according to the kind of tickets. In addition, every month there are interesting expositions for free in the Carlos V Palace.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST OF THE CITY.
The Royal Hospital:It was set by the Catholic Kings and today is the head office of the University of Granada (1531).
La Cartuja Monastery: It has a beautiful baroque church of the seventeen century and a beautiful cloister.
El Realejo: The neighbourhood of the old Jewish quarter of the Muslim city, it is a very good place to have a beear with the typical tapas from Granada.
And all of that, without forgeting that we are to thirty kilometres of Sierra Nevada mountain range and less than one hour of the Tropical Coast. Places that the tourist can know in one day and come back in the evening to the apartment..