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Granada is a jewel in the Andalusian crown with an interesting history and absolutely breathtaking sights. Named Granada by the Arabs when it was invaded in the 8th century, this city was a stronghold of Islamic Spain and became the last city to be reclaimed by Christian forces in 1492. Thanks to its rich Moorish heritage, the city’s architecture is a marvelous site to behold and has been informally, albeit rightfully, nicknamed the “Land of a Thousand Castles.”
Navigate the narrow and winding streets of the Albayzîn for an inner-city adventure or wander through the quarter of Realejo and its many house gardens. One of the absolutely essential pilgrimages for any visitor to Granada is a trip to the Alhambra. At the Alhambra, Moorish culture is alive and well and there is even an ancient spirit that dwells within the halls of this historic monument.
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