Duration: 3 hours Overview: The history of the Alhambra is linked with Granada. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish stones on its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. Throughout the XIII, XIV and XV centuries the fortress became a citadel which housed 2 main areas: the military area (or Alcazaba) and the medina (or court city) where the Charles V Palace was built after the city was taken by the Catholics. The complex of monuments also have an independent palace opposite the Alhambra; The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards and beautiful gardens.
Alhambra and Arab Bath
Duration: 5 hours Overview: Discover the unique Arab medieval citadel of Alhambra which is the most visited tourist attraction in Spain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the gardens and courtyards, like the Partal or the Generalife, the fortress, the palaces of the Sultans, the famous Palace of the Lions and the Palace of the Throne. Feel the atmosphere of Moorish culture with the perfumes of the flowers and the murmuring of the falling water.
You have the afternoon free to enjoy an Arab Bath. Feel the relaxing flow of water, the jasmine scent and refreshing mint tea. The Arab Bath, apart from its effect on the body and soul by means of soft lighting and essential oils, has been considered a social meeting center. Enjoy a relaxing massage including a quiro massage and aromatherapy.
Flamenco Show at Los Tarantos Cave
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Overview: Granada has produced some of the most important figures of Flamenco and they have often come from Sacromonte. Spend an evening at the Sacromonte flamenco caves while enjoying a unique performance and having a drink. In this cave you will experience a truly Gypsy Zambra with all its pureness and feelings and discover the most traditional dances and songs of this city. Tickets include a walk through the labyrinth of streets in the Albayzin, the oldest part of the city (declared as a world heritage by the Unesco) inclusive of San Nicolas viewpoint where you will enjoy the stunning view of the Alhambra lit up at night.
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