Granada: Far more than just the Alhambra
From natural places to little visited monuments, through spaces of cultural empowerment. The Nasrid City proposes a range of unusual possibilities that complement the experience in the famous palace.
The tourist attraction of the Alhambra is undeniable, thousands of curious people from all corners of the world check every day why this is the most visited monument in Spain. But Granada has many enchanting and anonymous places that are worth knowing thoroughly.
The Martyrs ‘ Carmen is one of those unknown spaces even for the Granada themselves. Boasts a view of the city, the Vega and Sierra Nevada that will take your breath away and help you understand why it always ends up returning to the Nasrid city. The literary initiative crosses its fourteen most sublime corners in a route dedicated to reading and contemplation, the objective is that visitors know the works of some of the best national poets with García Lorca as a guide.
The Green River, born between the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, near the coast of Granada. It is an ideal place to spend a fun day doing canyoning Poza in Poza with nature as a backdrop, also suitable for beginners. Its crystalline waters immediately transport the adventurers who throw themselves to bathe, taking them away from the maelstrom of the city.
The alleys of the Realejo neighborhood hide one of the best views of the roofs of Granada, which has nothing to envy to the crowded Mirador de San Nicolás. The laundry, the square and the buildings of its surroundings have been preserved quite well since the 17th century, which provides a fascinating atmosphere to the experience free and without timetables.
Zafra House. This Nasrid Palace does not call the attention of the pedestrians who walk through the Albaicin because of the simplicity of its façade, but it hides one of the best views of the city. The interior decoration has been preserved amazingly well, in line with the style that floods Granada and with a touch that makes it unique. Today it houses a center of interpretation, without a doubt, privileged.
Hammam Ál-Andalus. Located just below the candle tower, these Arabian Baths offer a wide variety of services to make your way through the city a whirlwind of excitement. Massages, rituals or the water trip are some of the proposals of the pioneer establishment that leave no one indifferent. Also in the month of November, there is a curious underwater chess tournament organized that brings together the most fans of the Arab game in an idyllic setting.
Madrasa. This palace founded by Yusuf I in 1349 is hidden behind the cathedral and the royal Chapel, in the historic heart of the city. It was the first University of Granada, where laws, mathematics or medicine were taught in the Muslim era; It also served as a city hall for a long time and today again houses some of the university’s dependencies.
In the first University of Granada, Law, Medicine and Mathematics were taught.
The Cahorros. This hiking route is located in the canyon of the river Monachal and is a perfect getaway to spend a day in the countryside just 8 kilometres from the capital. This area has captivating landscapes that are seen from the suspension bridges that are part of the route, the more athletes can also do climbing, crawling through the tunnels or take a bath in their waterfalls and natural pools.
Coal Corral. This corn Exchange is the oldest monument left by the Arabs in Granada. It dates from the 14th century, when it served as a merchandise warehouse for sale in the Medina and also as a shelter for people and animals. During the Christian era it was transformed into the corral of comedies and its central courtyard today hides all this history in the heart of the city.
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