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The Alhambra

The Alhambra is a fortress and palace in Granada, Spain. Though being the symbol of the city and Andalusia region, it has a total Arabic, form, design and architecture. It was built in AD 889.Then, during the Arabic time of Spain, it was enlarged by the Arabian kings and has become a royal palace.

Mirador de San Nicolas

Mirador de San Nicolas is a square in Granada, which has the most wonderful view of the Alhambra castle and the Sierra Nevada. It is a historical point of the city, covered with ancient giant stones and full of tourists all day long. The city of Granada has the most complete image from this square.


Generalife used to be summer residential palace of the Emirates of Al-Andalus. It was built in 1302–1309 and was a complete Arabian sample of architecture. After several reconstructions only some columns and arabian large panels remind about its origins.


Albayzin is a residential district in Granada. It is the most historic districts of the city, that resembles of the Moorish past of Granada. The district is all about narrow streets, old buildings. Albayzin was first mentioned in history in 1013.

Cathedral and Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel is located between Granada Cathedral and the old Fish Market. It was built in 1504. The construction was the order of the Catholic Monarchs. They aimed to create a place, where their bodies will be buried. Later it housed the graves of the Spanish kings.

Carrera del Darro

Carrera del Darro is one of the most historic and picturesque streets in Granada. The street occupies the whole left bank of the River Darro. Carrera del Darro dates from the 17 century. It is a great walkway for tourists to discover the city’s ancient landscape.

Granada Cathedral

Granada Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church situated in the heart of the city. The construction of the Cathedral began during Muslim rulers in 1492. The cathedral has a rectangular shape and is designed in Gothic style. In front of the Cathedral there are two huge towers.


Sacromonte is a traditional district in Granada, located on the hill. The houses of the whole area are built inside of the rocks, in the Valparaíso hill. The district has been a well-known gipsy corner since 1492. Sacromonte is one of the most interesting and colourful parts of the city.

Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)

Parque de las Ciencias is the science center of Granada, opened in 1990. It’s a large complex, which includes different exhibitions and activities. The Planetarium, great flexible spaces for experiments and interactive activities, educational rooms and galleries are created for the visitors of all ages.

Museum of Alhambra

The Museum of the Alhambra is the most notable and well-known museum in Granada. It is situated on the ground floor of the Alhambra Arabian castle.Due to its size, the number and quality of the objects presented there, it became one of the most visited sites in Granada.

Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva is one of the squares in Granada which is lied between the modern centre of the city and the Carrera del Darro. Although the name in translation means “new square”, it is the oldest square in the city. The new square was the place, where the Spanish traditional bullfights were organized.

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