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Granada: Old Jewish Quarter Smartphone Audio Guide

1. Granada: Old Jewish Quarter Smartphone Audio Guide

Realejo, Granada’s old Jewish Quarter, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place with a fascinating history. Its synagogues and mosques gave way to churches over 500 years ago but, if you know where to look, many traces of its Jewish and Muslim heritage remain. On this walking tour, you’ll see this lively neighbourhood’s rich past come to life. Your walk starts in Plaza del Carmen, where locals gather to count down to the New Year in the heart of Granada. From there, you’ll stroll through beautiful Realejo’s historical core, with its maze of winding streets and alleyways. It’s on a steep hillside, so be prepared for some climbing! Your efforts will be rewarded with gorgeous vistas of the city’s renowned palace and fortress complex, the Alhambra. You’ll also be able to admire the city and its surroundings from viewpoints like Placeta Puerta del Sol and Torres Bermejas, which once formed part of the old city walls. Stepping out of historic and into modern Realejo, I’ll point out plenty of great tapas bars that you can pop into for some tantalising refreshments. Along the way, I’ll explain the significance of the statue of Mariana Pineda, the Fuente de las Batallas fountain, and the Virgin de las Angustias church. On this walk, you’ll have the chance to: • Learn a bit about Granada’s history, including the prominent role of Jews such as Samuel ibn Nagrela, who was the Muslim king’s right-hand man • Hear about some of the famous writers, artists and musicians who were drawn to the city by the romance of the Alhambra and Granada’s diverse cultural heritage • Take in one of Granada’s most prominent landmarks, the neo-Mudejar Alhambra Palace Hotel • See the church dedicated to Granada’s patron saint, St. Cecilius • Appreciate some stunning Moorish architecture at the Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo and the Casa de los Girones By the end of the tour, you’ll have the answers to questions like: • Why do very few Jews live in Granada today? • Who built the first ski station in the Sierra Nevada mountains? • What happened to the prince who gave his name to the Campo del Príncipe? • Where did the playwright Federico García Lorca hang out with his literary and artistic friends? • Why could embroidering a flag get you executed in 19th century Granada? • How did a local fruit become the emblem of Granada? Join me on this tour and I’ll show you the very best that this great neighbourhood has to offer, including a few excellent places to relax with a cold beer and delicious tapas. Please note that the lavadero, or washing place, at Placeta Puerta del Sol is currently undergoing restoration. It should be back in place in the summer of 2023.

Granada: Alhambra, Cathedral, Royal Chapel and Albayzin tour

2. Granada: Alhambra, Cathedral, Royal Chapel and Albayzin tour

-Tickets to the Alhambra: discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the architecture and gardens of the Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore all aspects of this treasured landmark and gain a greater understanding of its history and cultural significance. Discover the main fortification, the Alcazaba, and enjoy the fantastic views of the city of Granada from its watchtower, the Torre de la Vela. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and stroll through the reception rooms and royal apartments in the heart of the Alhambra. Admire the ornate Moorish design of the elegant interiors. Enter the Palace of Carlos V and see the works of art and artifacts housed within a beautiful Renaissance-era building. Finally, stroll through the tranquil Generalife Gardens and listen to the sound of rushing water from the beautiful fountains. -Guided visit to the Albayzin and Sacromonte. Enjoy the best-known neighborhoods of Granada with our official guides and don't miss the must-see viewpoints! -Tickets to the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Get to know the Cathedral of Granada, this fantastic masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance where Diego de Siloé built this Renaissance temple on Gothic foundations. Visit the Gothic-style Royal Chapel temple where the Catholic Monarchs rest inside. Please notice the date you select is valid to visit the Alhambra, check with Discovering Spain the exact time. Check availability for the other attractions included in your package

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Excellent value for money to visit all of Granada… Everything of interest is included in the package, including the entire Alhambra (Nasrid palaces included). Only one QR code to present at each visit. There is even a 2-hour guided tour for a nocturnal discovery of Albaycin and Sacromonte… Be careful, it's on foot. , not always easy after a busy day…. But the pass is valid for 48 hours…. The only downside is having to pick up the pass at the agency in an area that is not very accessible by car... It would be better to be able to print it at home...