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If you're planning a trip to Spain, you should really consider making your way to Granada as it is one of Spain's top travel destinations. Granada offers some world-class monuments, parks, and museums, and some must-see attractions including the Alhambra, El Albaycin, and Mirador de San Nicolás. Take some time to explore this Granada travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
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Pete
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This is a great place to get a taste of the fascinating and often very turbulent history of the region, and indeed Spain as a whole. Granada was one of the key Moorish strongholds during the long Islamic occupation of the southern Iberian peninsular. The most important buildings from that period are grouped together in an enclosed area called the Alhambra; highlights include the Casaba (castle) and several palaces influenced by both Moorish architecture and the later Catholic styles post 1492. Once you have visited the main historical attraction, which is situated on top of a strategic hill, then head on down into the maze of streets and alleyways which make up the old town. There are some great places to sample the local cuisine, especially the Tapas bars - But be warned many landlords do not speak English and if your Castilian Spanish is not up to much then you may have to get by in French! But once the food arrives then all the effort of walking around the sites will be made truly worthwhile, all food is freshly prepared and there are sure to be things to please all travellers.
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Bernie
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Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Plan to spend the day. Get there early as they only let a certain number of people in a day. The buildings, gardens, reflecting pools are beautiful. The Spanish/Moorish designs are faboulus! Beautiful doors!! Such old history. A must see!!!
Between the popular Costa del Sol on the west, and the coast of Almeria in the east, lies the Moorish Spain of history and romance novels, Spain’s central southern coast, which appeals to visitors who desire a more natural, less hurried experience. The home town of famous author Federico García Lorca, Granada makes an excellent home base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. Grenada is the largest city in the area, set back from the coast, arrayed across the Alhambra and the Albaicín hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and crisscrossed by the Genil and Darro Rivers. Unusual, sub-tropical fruits, such as the custard apple, called cherimoya, are only found in this area. Other more familiar fruits, such as the avocado, can be found ripe at almost any time of the year. The African continent, just across the Mediterranean, together with the mountains keeps Grenada sheltered and sub-tropical in all seasons. One of the many private bed and breakfast inns will give you the best perspective on local cuisine and culture, but business travelers have a wide selection of full-service, contemporary hotels in the metropolitan areas, as well. 
 
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Sehenswert!!!
Eine nicht zu kleine, aber auch nicht allzu große Stadt, die man wunderbar an einem Tag erkunden kann. Dabei zählen vor allem die typischen kleinen andalusischen Gässchen, in denen man sich verliert. Am besten hinauf ins Viertel Albaicín, von dem aus man einen perfekten Blick auf die Alhambra hat. Wenn ihr diese selbst besuchen wollt, ein Tipp: Eintrittskarten vorher über Internet buchen, sonst kommt ihr vielleicht gar nicht oder nur nach langer Wartezeit hinein. Die Alhambra selbst hat mich nicht so sehr beeindruckt, hatte im Vorfeld schon so viele tolle Berichte gelesen, dass meine Erwartungen wohl etwas zu hoch waren. Trotzdem ist Granada auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert. Noch etwas: zieht die bequemsten Schuhe an, die ihr habt! Die ganze Stadt besteht aus Kopfsteinpflaster... und es geht viel bergauf und bergab.
Essen: ist immer am besten ein bisschen abseits der Touristenzonen, d.h. die Qualität ist besser und der Preis geringer. Wie in ganz Spanien empfehle ich Tapas. :-)
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