Islamic and Christian Granada, overlapping cultures
This tour will permit us to discover the contribution of the different civilisations to a common space. The Alhambra and Generalife tour will be completed with a walk through the winding streets of the Albayzin, where old mosques turned into churches, viewing points over the fertile plains and the magnificient presence of Sierra Nevada will help us to understand why Granada was chosen by many.
After a lunch break we will visit also the Royal Chapel of Granada. This is the latest Gothic style in Europe and royal pantheon of the parents of Spain, Queen Isabella of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragón.
We will start our tour discovering the magnificient Alhambra complex, including its palaces and famous Generalife gardens.
After this we will go downtown where I can recommend you a great variety of culinary experiences depending on your interests.
After lunch we will go by taxi to the Albayzin and walk through its most picturesque streets and squares. This will take us to San Nicolás viewing point, the best view over Granada will be the perfect excuse so as to learn a bit more about the transformation of an islamic city into a Christian city.
We will finish our tour walking downtown into the Royal Chapel, probably the most important Christian building in Granada, pantheon of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Alhambra and Generalife ticket office by the big map or at the lobby of your hotel (in Granada) if required.
End location: The tour finishes downtown, close to the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, City hall building or in your Hotel if required.
Duration: 6 hours
3+3 hours with a lunch break.
2 local taxis are needed to get from hotel-Alhambra and from City centre-Albayzin.A 3rd one is optional to take us from Alhambra-City centre or we can walk for 15 minutes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 eur - Tickets to Alhambra, Royal Chapel and taxis
I can arrange car and driver for visitors using only fully licensed vehicles.
I am a fully licensed guide for all the monuments.
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This tour was simply amazing! There's nothing quite like having your very own history professor to personally walk you through 2000 years of Spanish history, culture and architecture. Federico is absolutely awesome! We saw the Alhambra, the Generalife Gardens, walked the Albayzin and enjoyed everything in between. Federico is able to make all of this understandable, fun, and extremely interesting, all the while with his sense of humor showing through. This tour was unforgettable!