Granada- Simply Surprising

The Image of Granada

In the 19th century, the image of Granada as quintessence of the oriental city was flowing for the first time in the conscience of the Occident. This is mainly due to the American writer Washington Irving, whose ”Tales of the Alhambra” inspired many writers and artists to capture the wonders of the Alhambra Palace in Granada.

Nowadays, Alhambra is the number one objective for those who visit Spain. You are never lonely around the cooling fountains in the pation or the gardens, but you can always find a private place where you can reflect on the past of the country.


Alhambra can be divided into three parts: the first part is represented by the sloping, winding alleys perfect to wonder in Albaicin, sprinkled with restaurants that offer spectacular views. The second part is represented by Alhamba, and the third one is represented by the ”new town” which lies at the foot hills.

This is where the modern heart of Granada beats, in a place that abounds in monuments, shops, elegant boulevards, and historical objectives that you have to visit because they take you into a journey into the past of the country. Granada also has an exotic region, the quarters where the gypsies live in caves.

This is also the place where you will find flamenco clubs; however, they are not authentic – but people enjoy the music and the dancing, so it can be a very relaxing and pleasant experience. Starting with the year 731, Granada was conquered by the Moors, but the Christians took it back in 1031. The result was a city full of splendor, luxury, and poetry, one of the most popular cities in Spain.

Sightseeing in Granada

When you are in Granada, go to the Plaza de Isabel la Catolica, a square that also has a cathedral and other wonderful monuments worth visiting. Also go to La Madraza, San Jeronimo Monastery and La Cartuja Monastery. You will definetely love their style, their aspect will impress you; these are buildings that please the eye and nourish the soul.


Granada is a place full of traditions, a place where the locals fight to keep their customs alive. It would be a pity to spoil the b Choose a villa instead. They are very private, they offer wonderful accommodation conditions, and they are situated in picturesque places. Is there anything else that you could wish for?