Rita and Ferny walk in Granada
In the afternoon, we arrive to
We reach the hotel Carlos V (booked by internet) in plaza de Los Campos, a beautiful and small square encircled with trees with to the centre a fountain, to few minutes from the monuments and the Alhambra
The hotel is situated to the 5 floor of a building (83 European to night), our room is perfect, with free wifi at reception.
The most important monument we have seen
is the larger church of the city and on of the
most larger of
Mayor and the beautiful retablo with scenes of the apostles and the life of
the Virgo and a dome high
2) the retablo de l’Ecce Homo.
We make a tour around the building, we appreciated in particularly the façade (renaissance style) and the Puerta del Perdon with sculptures of biblical character and animals that seems a little grotesque.
We continue to walk for the near streets, we go to the Alcaceiria, in past Arabic market, now a normal site of shops for tourists, the Plaza BibaRambla, a large square,(it was the place of the stake of the inquisition) encircled by trees with fountains, restaurants and kiosks of flowers.
In the afternoon we visit the Capilla Real, situated near the cathedral, the inside is of Baroque style, there are the tombs of the Catholic kings which are exposed in the crypt of simple lead coffins,
We have remarked:
magnificent Railing in beaten iron with scenes of the life of Christ and
with scenes of the life of Christ, of the Holy Trinity and of the
3)the museum with interesting works among which Botticelli, Perugino and important Flemish painters.
continue the visit of the city, passing for the Palace de
April 2: We visit the Church of Santo Domingo, gothic church of the XVI century, with inside Baroque, already centre of the inquisition, the square is full of students (it is near to an university college that has inside a beautiful cloister with trees of lemon, after we go toward the Plaza Nueva and visit the Real Cancelleria and the church of Saint Ana (mudejar art), from there we decide to take the bus 30 and make a tour on the Sacromonte, in past gipsy district.
After we direct toward the church in San Juande Dios (1737), Baroque style, to the inside the retablo of the Capilla Major, the façade has two tall bell towers with valuable sculptures.
In the afternoon we visit to the Albaicin, old Moorish district of the city, from the Plaza Nueva, we walk on the Carrera of the Darro, a road along the homonym river, goes toward the Arabic baths of El Banuelo, but they is closed for restructuring, we continue for the narrow streets with white house, we see the Casa del Castril (façade of style plateresque), which has a part of an Islamic building, now Islamic school, climb is too hard and we decides to take the bus (31) to arrive to the Mirador S. Nicolas a beautiful square with a church, from which a splendid view of the Alhambra and the mountains of the sierra, after we go to the Plaza Larga, walking for the characteristic streets of the district, we visit the church San Salvador with his remarkable cloister, we arrive to the Plaza San Miguel Bajo, with white church,
We had booked by internet (from 3 months) the tickets, in the interval 9-9,30, I think that to describe this monument would be too long, certainly it is the most famous and known monument in Spain and one of the ten most important of the world, which captive from century the imagination of writers and tourist, I’ll limit me therefore to narrate my impressions on some magnificent rooms of the palace.
the tour going in the Patio of the Mexuar, with his four columns in
white marble, ceiling of wood, stuccos from the geometric motives, then we go
to the Patio de los Arraynes with to the centre a tub long
Toward the 18.30 we make a tour for the central streets and to the department store El Corte Ingles.
April 4: visits to the Monastery of St. Jeronimo and the church.
In the afternoon we return to the Albaicin to stroll about in the characteristics roads.
evening last supper in the expensive restaurant Horno de