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[Europe Travel] Spain: Granada

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Granada is a famous tourist destination in Spain. Granada is where the last Islamic dynasty of the Iberian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Granada, was located. The Alhambra, Generalife and the Albaisin district are three World Heritage Sites. Due to its long-standing Islamic rule, Granada is strongly influenced by Islamic culture. Granada enjoys a city that blends European and Islamic culture.

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Location

Granada is a city located in southern Spain.

History

Granada has been inhabited by the Iberians since BC. In the Middle Ages, the Iberian Peninsula was ruled by the Islamic dynasty for a long time. It is under the control of the Umayyad dynasty, Almoravid, Almohad, and Granada. In the Middle Ages, the Reconquista took place and the town was dominated by Spain, but it is famous for its fusion of Islamic and European cultures.

Climate

Summers are hot and dry in Granada. Winter is very cold. Temperatures range from 0 ° C to 34 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Spain. Others have local official languages, such as Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Valencian.

Security

Granada is also famous as a tourist destination, and its security is stable. Pickpockets aimed at tourists occur frequently, so please be careful near tourist spots.

Race

Latin people are the majority in Spain. Others include Roma people.

industry

The tourism industry is very active in Granada. It is also famous for being a World Heritage Site and is visited by a large number of tourists.

religion

Most people in Spain are Christians. There are other minorities, but Muslims.

currency

Euro is used in Spain. Until 1998, the peseta was used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Alhambra

A typical building in Granada. It’s a very large facility, so it takes a day to take a closer look. It is a very popular building that is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Generalife

Alhambra Palace This building was built as a summer villa in the Nasrid dynasty. The arches and walls are very artistic, with ultra-fine sculptures of Islamic art.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Albaicin

The hills of Albaisin are Muslim settlements. It is next to the Alhambra and is a World Heritage Site. White-walled houses are lined up, and the ground is paved with cobblestones.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Mirador de San Nicolás

A famous observatory in Granada. At the observatory, the Alhambra is waiting in front of you. The view at sunset is known to be very beautiful.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Monasterio de la Cartuja

Spain’s most majestic and luxuriously decorated monastery. The interior decoration is a fusion of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. You can also enjoy the exhibition of paintings.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Dar al Orla

11th century Islamic Silly building. It has a ceiling and stucco decoration reminiscent of the Alhambra. The view from the window on the top floor of the building is very beautiful.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Observatorio de San Miguel Alto

It is an observatory in Granada. The view at sunset is wonderful and very popular. There is also a cave dwelling on the way to the observatory.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte

It is a cave museum. The Sacromonte area is a place where the Roma people originally lived and the lifestyle was summarized as a museum. It is a cave-type dwelling that is rare in the world.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Capilla Real

The royal chapel was built in the 16th century and houses both Queen Isabella of Castile and King Fernando of Aragon. The beauty of the building is also a highlight.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Plaza de Toros Granada

The Granada Arena was opened in 1928 and you can watch the game from March to October every year. You can watch the match up close.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Palacio de Carlos V

Carlos V Palace is the palace where Carlos V and his family lived. It was built by architect Pedro Machuca, who studied under Michelangelo in Italy.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Museo de la Alhambra

A museum in Granada, Spain. Items excavated when excavated at the Alhambra are mainly exhibited. There are sculptures, pottery and crafts.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Palacio Madrasa

Madrasa Palace is an Islamic seminary founded by King Fuyus I of the Nasrid dynasty in the 14th century. The curriculum included law, medicine, theology, astronomy, and more.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Plaza Nueva

Nueva Square is a square in Granada. There are many restaurants and cafes around the square, making it a popular place.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Calle Calderería Nueva

Arab town in Granada. Although it is Spain, it is a street with a very Islamic feel. There is a lot of focus.

Hotel

Granada has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Granada Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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