The Myriad Hues of Granada
Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the beauty of Granada lies in its ever-evolving features that suit the changing times and tourists. Granada is known for its diverse culture and each of its six districts holds its own characteristic charm. The Realejo has a warm and friendly ambience where you could find local people gathering to socialize. The Alhambra is a favorite with both the locals and tourists. Experience the placid and eternal feeling of hill town in Morocco at the Albayzin. You will get the perfect primitive bohemian feel in the gypsy inhabited hilly parts of the Sacromonte. You will just fall in love with the quaint churches and cathedrals, multiple shops in the town squares selling fineries and the commercial center bustling with a pleasant crowd. Keep these memories of Granada intact by buying a brass-colored metal fridge magnet souvenir that represents the picturesque city in miniature.
Specialties of Granada, Spain
Owing to its flawless scenic beauty and spirit of jovial festivities, Granada draws more than 2.5 million tourists every year from all parts of the globe. The term "granada" is Spanish stands for pomegranate and hence, the city is aptly symbolized by this fruit. Turning the pages of its rich and colorful history reveals that Granada had been a Muslim Kingdom for near about 800 years and it was not before 1492 that the last Muslim stronghold in Spain fell in the hands of the Catholics. Hence, the city boasts of many hidden gardens that date back to the Muslim era. If you want a taste of the more contemporary spirit of Granada, just go for the lower, southern party where you will find several bars, clubs, the indoor shopping centre Centro Comercial Neptuno as well as large department stores like Corte Ingles.