Granada is a charming city that has that magical touch to it. It’s one of the richest cities in Spain when it comes to history. It’s located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is rich in islamic architecture and arab-flavoured street life. Ofcourse, you must visit Alhambra which is arguably the most important attraction in Granada. It’s a palace that was built during the 1200s and 1300s. Granada provides hotel accommodations and hotel reservations to suit all travelers. However, most of them do not provide parking, instead you’d have to find parking close to your hotel.
Palace Briefly talked about in the previous paragraph, Alhambra is a must visit. Spanish royalty used to stay at the Palace during the summer. It’s very large and the palace is surrounded with beautiful trees including jasmine and orange. Alhambra Palace is a reflection of islamic civilization. Architects from Toledo and Granada came together to build beautiful architecture and calligraphy and were inspired by the Qur’an. Many of the walls in the palace have poetry and verses from the arabic and islamic language. One of those sayings that is arguably the most memorable in the palace is “There is no victory but God”.
The Albaicin neighborhood carries many of the secrets of ancient granada. It’s a district in Granada, located in the community of Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the oldest centers of muslim culture and is considered as the one of the oldest arab districts in Spain. While roaming in the streets, you will be mesmerized by the Andalusian houses that attract you to walk in. The Andalusian traditional house is called Carmen and the word in arabic is from grape vine. You enter the house to see a sunken plaza, planted with citrus and flowers with a small pool of water right in the middle of the plaza with a fountain of water accompanying it.
4. Alcaicería of Granada
The Alcaiceria is home to the great bazaar of Granada with dozens of silk and spice sellers. It was built in the 15th century and lasted until the 19th century until fire spread a burnt down the bazaar. However, it was soon replicated with a more modern look to it. It’s a great place to shop if you are looking for artistic ceramic pieces, clothing, beautiful calligraphy, and more.
Seville is a lively, exciting, and warm city. It’s also the financial and cultural capital of Spain and home to many beautiful historical monuments. Of course, you may have heard of the great seville cathedral where it is believed that christopher columbus has been buried. Another major landmark in the city is the Real Alcazar which is a luxurious moroccan palace with eye-catching gardens. It’s one of the most architecturally stunning cities in Europe. It’s a city that hosts exciting festivales and flamenco dances that illuminate the darkness of the night, making it one of Spain's exceptional tourist attractions. Hotels are quite remarkable in the city, they integrate the rich history of Seville with the modern changes in the city.
‘The jewel’, located in Andalusia in the south of Spain. It was a very important city during the islamic rule, in which it was the most populous city in the world during the middle ages. It's the first city in the world to have 4 places on the list of UNESCOs’ heritage sites, bypassing Rome and Paris. Some of the must see places in Cordoba are the stunning Grand Mosque, the Roman bridge, the old Jewish quarter, the city of Zahra, and the charming cobbled streets. The city is also known for its beautiful patios where celebrations and festivals are held.
Madrid was founded by the Emir of Cordoba and it’s inhabitants spoke arabic for six centuries. It is the political capital of Spain, including the seat of government, the Spanish parliament, and ministries. The city is located on the banks of the Manzanares river in central Spain, it’s a wonderful destination for tourism, famous for its rich history and culture. Madrid hosts the Del Prado museum, the royal palace, retiro park, plaza mayor square, and the famous Real Madrid football club. If you visit Madrid, you must go to the Gran Via shopping street in Madrid. It’s a famous historical street located in the downtown with the most known brand names.
No, Barcelona isn’t just a football club; it’s also one of Spain’s most amazing cities! It is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European union. It’s a major cultural, economic, and financial centre in southwestern europe. The most famous street in Barcelona, stretching 1.2 km is La rambla. A magical street with shops, restaurants, markets, and more.