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Granada is a mysterious city full of legends and fables which has witnessed the history of Spain, Europe and the world. The birthplace and source of inspiration of the poet Federico García Lorca. Granada safeguards various historical monuments of extraordinary beauty.
The most famous, without a doubt, is the Alhambra. This is an Andalusian palace complex in the Arab style and one of the most important symbols of Muslim domination. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the most visited monuments in Europe.
This Arab citadel, originally a military fortress and later the palace of Yusuf I, is composed of different areas to visit.
One of them is the Alcazaba, a large building, the nucleus of the fortress dedicated to surveillance in Arab times. The Alhambra also has the palace of Charles V, of Christian construction and which houses the Museum of Fine Arts. Other important buildings within the monumental complex are the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces.
The Generalife was a place of rest for the kings of Granada and a farm where the large gardens and orchards stand out. It is made up of two buildings linked together by the Patio de la Acequia, the most significant of those located in this area of the Alhambra. This is where the Acequia Real is located, in charge of bringing water to all the orchards and to the Alhambra in general.
The Nasrid Palaces, heart of the Alhambra and seat of the Sultans, is a palace complex made up of three buildings: the Mexuar, a meeting room for ministers, the Comares Palace and the Palace of the Lions.
On the other hand, outside the Alhambra, the Albaicín district, also declared a World Heritage Site, still preserves all traces of its Arab past.
Walking through the Albaicín means going through the history of Granada. Its buildings, its squares and the very structure of its streets allow the visitor to see the different cultural and social transformations of the city. Next to this neighbourhood is the most incredible viewpoint of Granada: the viewpoint of San Nicolás. Its beautiful views of the Alhambra, Sierra Nevada and the Vega de Granada make this a special and romantic spot.
Another famous district of the city is Sacromonte, the birthplace of flamenco and the gypsy people of Granada. Its inhabitants dug a whole underground world of cave-houses for centuries.
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