Cuevas Abuelo Ventura Hotel
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... then back into the town.
So far, I am not overly enamored with Granada, surprisingly. I had very high expectations, which may be the problem. Our hotel is behind the Plaza Nuevo which is tourist central, like Hastings St Noosa on New Year's Eve. We are determined to find the real Granada so head away from the dreaded plaza. We find the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel and go further into the labyrinth of lanes and squares which are ...
... tour, it is that there is not much time to relax, particularly if you take the optional tour as we did.
This tour took us to the the old town which originally included 37 mosques. After the Christians took over some of them were turned into churches. We also had a good view looking back over the Alhambra, that we visited earlier.
From there it was back to the new city to see the building which was built to bury ...
... Friday was dia de la cruz. Wednesday wasn't special but Thursday I went to Ronda, which is a city near Malaga that looks like a dream. It looks like the city is carried on mountains/rocks and these mountains/rocks look like clouds. I went there with Nazli, my Persian German friend and two friends of her, Carolina and Lena. We had a great day, walked through Nerja, enjoyed the scenery and got our private tour by one of the locals!
The day after was Dia de la cruz, ...
... get ready for lunch around 2 and surprisingly it usually takes about an hour to eat (more updates on food below). After lunch is one of my most favorite parts of the day.. Siesta time! I don't always sleep though, at least not for the full 2-3 hours anymore. Instead, I've been trying to plan a few trips and I catch up on the Bachelor and Pretty Little Liars (sweet addiction). Depending on the day, we usually go for a walk, do homework, or try to go shopping. It's been kind of ...
... punctuated due to a revival of Moorish elements as a result of recent immigration and repatriation, mainly from North Africa, and a keen interest of the residents of their Moorish past.
The sites were plenty: I checked out the Royal chapel of Granada, the Granada cathedral, the small but well preserved Madrassah (Islamic university) of Granada, one of Granada's few functioning mosques, and last but not least, the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed