Hotel Casa del Capitel Nazari
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... Here I find some very gritty looking alleys with grimy walls, more graffiti—some of which is actually really good—and the typical shops that you would find in a Moroccan Medina. There’s a kebab joint, corner store and a barbershop—with the melodic singsong of the Quran recitation echoing through the alleyway. It’s a surreal moment. Uh… weren’t the Muslims all either driven out or killed here 500 years ago? And yet here, in the ...
... from 711 to 1492 thus the strong Islamic influence. It is called the "city of dreams". Home of the Alhambra (world heritage listed) Moor palace. The Sultan surrendered to Queen Isabella & Ferdinand & the religious persecutions of the inquisition began to rid the city of Jews, Muslims in fact all non Christians. Their rule was followed by Franco/s dictatorship.
We check into hotel & straight out for a quick walking tour. Beautiful ...
... first thing in the morning for that day’s admissions. Parts
of the Alhambra grounds are open free to the public, other parts are open with
a ticket that does not require a reservation, but the most famous part, the Nasrid
Palaces, is a rather confined area with a limited number of people allowed to
enter each half hour for which a pre-booked ticket with specified admission
time is needed.
The front desk attendant at my hostel in Granada alerted ...
... much the same. Thankfully, though, as our cab got closer into the old part of town, the smog lifted, the streets changed, and it was like a different town!! The little cobbled streets are no good for cars, and there's very little parking anywhere, so it was interesting getting to the hotel, which turned out to be right at the bottom of the Albaycin, the moorish area. The hotel itself was decorated in a Moroccan theme, and like Ronda, looked like being great value ...
... lots of Arabic speaking people - Moroccans mostly. Ahmed is happy - two languages to bargain in. We ate dinner at a restaurant called Carmela. Granada is famous for tapas, which are free with a drink order. I ordered a glass of Rioja (excellent!) and got some sort of beef in a spicy curry. delicious! I got two more tapas as a meal. One was goat cheese, caramelized onions and honey on toast, the other Serrano ham and cheese on toast, Ahmed got octopus, which ...