Puerta de Las Granadas
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- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... XIII. Our hotel was built for the 1929 Isla-American exhibition, along with the famous Plaza España and Plaza Americana. We spent time at the pool all three days, with site seeing/shopping in the morning and dinners later at night. We toured the Plaza de Toro on Monday -the current bull fighting ring in Sevilla, third largest behind Valencia and Madrid. We learned that the fights are held once a week. The Bulls are killed unless the President (aka the owner of the Plaza) ...
We left the coast on a sunny day to drive inland, something we haven't done much as its significantly colder,spoiling a winter visit but Granada and the Sierra Nevada is different. It is colder but magnificent all year round, from the coast at Motril you can see the snow capped mountains of the Campino while you bath in sunlight on the beach.
The drive is wonderful, wide ribbons of tarmac gracefully climbing up & swooping down the mountains, skirting lakes ...
... but Granada is one where it seems a consistent offering comes with every request).
I returned to find J refreshed (and partially recovered from her fear of travelling by Segway ) and we headed off for a wander (albeit slowed by the many shopping opportunities in this bustling myriad of laneways lined with shops selling everything and anything) and were able to track down one of the many venues in town offering a flamenco experience.
I get the impression ...
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Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex rising high above the streets of Granada. It was originally constructed as a fortress in 889 and later converted into a royal palace in 1333. The Alhambra's Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim emirs (princes) in Spain and its court of the Nasrid dynasty. Some portions were also used by Christian rulers after ...
... a couple of metres higher, but I've no chance of scaling it - nor has anyone else without the necessary climbing experience and equipment.
The descent on the other side of the summit is a good deal easier than my ascent route. There's a hint of a path in places and when I get down to the next col, there's even a few people about, though I'm not sure whether they've been to the top too. Perhaps overconfident, this is where I make my second mistake and start heading ...