Travel Blogs from Sierra Nevada
... a disastrous earthquake in 1884 when more than 100 people were killed in Albunuelas, with over 360 homes destroyed.
Finding a way back into the village is a good deal easier than finding the way out. There's just time to attempt a visit to the large church with its unusual clock tower, which features a strange metal framework steeple (and a recently-added satellite dish) on top. Unfortunately, both are behind a locked gate, preventing a proper inspection. Next time perhaps ...
... there is nothing a person can go do in that time because almost everything is closed.
The best thing about my classes has to be meeting people from other schools with similar ambitious goals. Some students in my classes came here from Yale, while others came from UT. I've spoken to many of the students who want to be doctors and lawyers which only fuels my desire to make friends and solid connections here. Being around other ambitious people is very helpful and ...
... prior to our visit. We left on Easter Sunday and the sky had opened up above us - it was miserable. Unsurprisingly we were then stuck on a bus for 10 hours which was only supposed to take a maximum of 5 - what a laugh that was... Had a fantastic time down in Granada, thank you to Cara and her friends for being such great hosts! I would certainly recommend a visit to Granada for a few nights if you are ever nearby - maybe stay away from ...
... ever been able to take a group up there because it's never open to the public. Once you climbed the really narrow, winding stairs, it was a beautiful view. I even got to ring the bell..with my head. It was really crowded up top with a lot of our program there, and of course I accidentally ran into the bell. Typical move. In the Albaycin, there's also a cathedral where a lot of nuns live who don't ever leave. They stay in there everyday and bake and sew and do things for charity or ...
... edifices that dominate the cavernous space. I find it cold, uninspiring and after so many beautiful churches, ugly. Next we find our way to the main Plaza, Plaza Nuova. The 32C heat and the mid afternoon lethargy has created a quiet and sleepy atmosphere. A few wilted tourists are nursing beers in the shade. The bars all offer Free Tapas all day. This is still a tradition in Granada, it used to be all over Spain (buy a drink, get a small plate of nibbles- tortilla, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility