ISLAMIC POINTS OF INTEREST
The Muslim rule in Spain ended in 1492, when Granada was conquered. Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada and was one of the major cities of Muslim Andalusia. Granada was also a city of scholars and high culture, it was most of all, the last refuge of Muslims in Spain.
Explore The breath taking Alhambra, a UNESCO world heritage site and feature of Granada’s Muslim legacy. The Alhambra is spread out over three hills and was originally built as a fortress in the 9th century, it was also a palace and small city all in one. The Alhambra also houses the Alhambra Museum, The Fine Art Museum and wondrous lavish gardens, cascading and dripping water features, and breathtaking views of the city.
Explore by foot, the wonderful neighbourhood of Albayzin, the old Arabic quarter. While strolling along the whitewashed streets, visitors can admire old Moorish homes, beautiful fountains, attractive plazas. Take in the amazing views of The Alhambra from one of the most famous viewpoints in Granada, at The Mirador San Nicolás, a hilltop plaza at one of the highest points of the Albaicín,
Other Islamic points of interest are:
- Visit the oldest and best preserved Arab Baths: El Banuelo, declared a National Monument in 1918 and restored by architect Balbas
- The Madraza, a Mosque School founded in 1349 by the Sultan of Granada. The building is now currently part of The University of Granada
- Corral del Carbon, one of the oldest Arab monuments in Granada, was used as a type of warehouse for merchandise and also a shelter for merchants. It is the only building of its kind, that still remains in Spain today.
- Granada preserves some of the oldest baths and Hammams in Spain: Aljibe San Miguel, Arab Baths Elvira, Royal Spa & Baths, Hammam Al Andalus Granada, VIEW MORE
- Alcazar de Genil, a fortified Palace built in the days of Caliph Al – Muntasir
- Granada Mosque (Mezquita Mayor de Grande)
- Generalife, an Ancient Muslim Palace
ANDALUCIA TRAVEL GUIDE
- Location: A City in Southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of The Sierra Nevada mountains
- Province: Granada is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia
- Nearest Airport: Federico Garcia Lorca Granada/Granada Airport (GRX)
- Distance to Granada City Centre: 13 miles
- Driving Time to Granada City Centre: 29 minutes (aprox’)
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