Granada Photo Gallery

Welcome to my grand prize in Andalucia. Heavily influenced by the Moorish conquest that lasted until the late 15th century, this part of Spain was a major cultural centre that has luckily been preserved for us today. After a good introduction in Malaga, and surprisingly amazed in Cordoba, Granada would be the perfect finale to an amazing region.

From Cordoba, it was a 2.5 hour bus ride in Business Class comfort to Granada, costing only about 17 euros. I budgeted 2 nights here to explore the town and its famous Alhambra, pre-booking my admission time for 14 euros well in advance. I would make the hike up the day before my visit to get my bearings and to find out where to collect my ticket so I would be well-prepared on the day of to avoid the crowds.

From Granada, I would take another bus back to Malaga for the flight out. That would be a shorter journey of just under 2 hours.

Tourists come here to thoroughly explore the Alhambra and leave impressed and amazed. Part fortress, palace, and gardens, the Alhambra is a testament of Muslim influence in Spain during the medieval period, spanning along 3 hills overlooking Granada. In 1984, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was extended to include the Albaicin in 1994.

Do budget at least 2 full days here. The Alhambra can easily take a full day already.

The Alhambra Part 1

The Alhambra Part 2

The Alhambra Part 3

The Alhambra Part 4

The historic Albaicin quarter is full of narrow alleys that ascend and descend along the slopes, offering not only vantage points, but also a sense of life back in the old days. Archaeological evidence shows this area was already occupied from the Roman period. It prospered under Muslim rule, and its medieval town plan of narrow streets and small squares remains today.

Albaic�n Part 1

Albaic�n Part 2

Albaic�n Part 2

Besides the main attractions featured above, Granada has its share of other monuments, especially churches and monasteries.

Town Centre Walk Part 1

Town Centre Walk Part 2

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