Granada is the home of the exceptional Alhambra Palace, 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 architecture, including the wonderful La Cartuja monastery.Guided Walking Tour
Take in the mixture of old cultures in the narrow streets of Granada. This tour, with local guides, will help you live and feel the city. You will discover all the history, mysteries and legends hidden in Granada's walls, from its origins up to modern day. The tour starts in Plaza Isabel la Católica and finishes in the centre of Plaza Nueva. An indispensable panoramic tour perfect for discovering Granada.When and where:
Every day at 10:30 a.m. The meeting point is Plaza Isabel la Católica (next to Cristobal Colombus Statue).