Saturday, July 31, 2010

SPAIN: GRANADA MEDIEVAL AND SACROMONTE


Apart from La Alhambra de Granada and El Albaicín, in Granada you can visit other interesting places in the old city, such as the Alcaicería or the Monastery of San Jerónimo. Another fantastic visit is the Museum of Caves in Sacromonte.

Next you have the places I visit walking along the streets of Granada:


  • Jardines del Triunfo and Hospital Real
  • Monastery of San Jerónimo
  • Renaissance Palace in San Jeronimo Street
  • Church of San Justo y Pastor
  • Corral del Carbón
  • Alcaicería
  • Bib-Rambla Square
  • Cathedral
  • Church of San Juan de Dios





Jardines del Triunfo and Hospital Real


Jardines del Triunfo in Granada
In Jardines del Triunfo of Granada we met the guide and the other people we did an interesting tour around the old quarter with. In the picture appears the Royal Hospital


Monastery of San Jerónimo


Monastery of San Jerónimo in Granada
Baroque church of the Monastery of San Jerónimo in Granada




Monastery of San Jerónimo in Granada
I saw this mirror in a room of the Monastery and I didn't hesitate to take a picture :)


Monastery of San Jerónimo in Granada
In the cloister between orange trees. Orange trees are very common in Granada streets



Church of San Juan de Dios


Church of San Juan de Dios in Granada
Another important baroque church of Granada is the one of San Juan de Dios. In this picture, the main façade


Renaissance Palace in San Jeronimo Street


Palace in San Jeronimo Street in Granada
One of the small palaces we could see in San Jeronimo Street


Church of San Justo y Pastor


Church of San Justo y Pastor in Granada
I found quite beautiful the church of San Justo y Pastor in Universidad street of Granada


Corral del Carbón


Corral del Carbón in Granada
Courtyard of Corral del Carbón in Granada, which served as inn for merchants, as warehouse and as a market


Alcaicería


Alcaiceria in Granada
Near the Corral del Carbon we entered the Alcaicería, where silk were sold. I liked the colourful look of this popular market in Granada

Bib-Rambla Square


 Bib-Rambla square in Granada
In this square, called Bib-Rambla square, we finished this amusing tour around the old quarter of Granada. This tour really pleased us, so we repeated two days after in the Albaicín


Cathedral



Cathedral of Granada
Going from Bib-rambla square to the restaurant we went past the Cathedral of Granada and I couldn't help taking one more picture



Cathedral of Granada
Night view of the Cathedral of Granada


Royal Chapel


Royal Chapel of Granada
Tomb of Catholic Kings inside the Royal Chapel of Granada


New Square



Church of Santa Ana in Granada
The church of Santa Ana in New Square has elements of Mudejar and Christian arquitecture



New Square in Granada
The fountain of the new square with Santa Ana church in the background



Sacromonte

After having lunch we went to the Sacromonte. At six o'clock the temperature was high (35º more or less). The bus left us in the Abadia of Sacromonte but it was already closed. We walk down for 20min and we reached the Museum of Caves in Sacromonte

Museum of Caves in Sacromonte


Sacromonte in Granada
We had to go upstairs for 5min and it was a bit hard because of the heat. But it was worth because the museum of Caves in Sacromonte is quite interesting


Sacromonte in Granada
A vegetal garden links all the caves of the museum


Sacromonte in Granada
Between the caves and the look-out point there is a small botanical garden


Alhambra de Granada from Sacromonte
As well as La Alhambra we could see the city of Granada from this viewpoint of Sacromonte


Alhambra de Granada from Sacromonte
Going from the museum to the Albaicín we couldn't help taking more pictures of La Alhambra



Clicking on the next links you will see more pictures of other fantastic places we visited in Granada:


Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:


- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria


- Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz and Costa de la Luz

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