Granada is the home of the exceptional
, the site of the last Muslim emirs in Spain and the fantastical court of the Nasrid dynasty. Moorish poets describe this unique palace as "a pearl set in emeralds", an allusion to the colour of its buildings and the woods around them.
The city of Granada beyond basks in the Alhambra's reflected glory and has much to offer its visitors. The hill-top Albaicín
, the former Moorish town, is a fascinating area full of charming narrow alleyways and small squares that are a delight to stroll through. Not far way is the city's ornate cathedral, the final resting place of the Catholic monarchs who ended Moorish rule in Spain - the monarchs who created the nation of Spain that we know today. Granada's history is a melting pot of cultures: Arab, Christian and Jewish identities interwoven throughout the city, dotted around the streets of this city are the Moorish baths and some fine, including the wonderful La Cartuja