How to Make the Most of Granada Spain

Spain, Granada Guide (B): How to Make the Most of Granada Spain

What an interesting past Granada has had! It reads like a political thriller with invasions from the Muslims in 711, becoming one of the richest cities in Europe, to the Christians invasion in 1492 and the expulsion of Jews in the 17th century. Granada then declined in popularity during the latter part of the 17th century and then made a revival during the Romantic movement in the 18th century. Granada has a medieval Moorish heritage.

The most important building in Granada is the Alhambra. Originally it started out as a fortress, palace and small city during the 9th Century. When the Nasrid Dynasty arrived in 1238 they started to renovate and add palaces to the original building. When the Spanish King Ferdinand and his wife Queen Isabel conquered Granada in 1492 Alhambra became a Christian court. The building fell into repair during the late 18th century and early 19th century and was home to thieves, criminals and beggars. In 1870 it was declared a national monument and in 1984 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Make the Most of Granada Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Granada
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Alhambra   Casa de los Pisa   Calle Caldereria Nueva   Mercado San Augustine   Cathedral of Granada   Alcaiceria Market   Royal Chapel   Bodegas Castaneda  
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
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