Information about the itinerary:
Day 1. Departure from our terminal in the direction of Granada. Before arriving in Guadix we will stop for coffee. We continue our trip and, upon arriving in Granada, we will take a walk through the famous Albaicin neighborhood, to go down to the center of Granada. Free time to go for tapas. Transfer to the hotel and room assignment. In the afternoon we will take a walk through the center of the city, towards the area of the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel with the possibility of visiting both monuments. We visit among others the old Arab baths, the Corral del Carbon, Alcaiceria (old silk market). Dinner at the hotel. After dinner we can optionally offer to attend a flamenco show in a cave in the famous Sacromonte neighborhood. Night in Granada.
Day 2. After breakfast we leave our hotel and propose a visit to the Monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, better known as La Cartuja. This monastery is one of the best examples of Spanish Baroque. There is also the possibility of visiting the Alhambra and Generalife. Following this visit there will be free time to enjoy the city center. After lunch we will return to the hotels in Almeria and end of our services.
Included in our prices:
- Travel Insurance
- Transportation by bus with air-conditioning, video, reclining seats etc.
- 1 night in 4-star hotel based on half board (breakfast and dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- Visits with local guides
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to alter and modify the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
Information about destination:
At the foot of Sierra Nevada, between the rivers Darro and Genil, lies one of the most interesting cities in eastern Andalusia: Granada, founded by the Romans under the name Illiberis. Later, in the 8th century AC., after the invasion of the peninsula by the Muslims, they gave it the actual name of Granada. The Catholic King and Queen reconquered the city in 1492 in order to complete the Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula for Christianity. Queen Isabel of Castille received Christopher Columbus during the siege of the city and offered him the means to start his voyage to the West Indies.
This troubled history left its footprints in Granada by means of palaces, churches and other buildings that proclame the rich cultural heritage of Granada. The monumental complex of Alhambra and Generalife, fortress, city and palace of the Nasrid Kings is world famous because of its beauty as of its impressive view offered to the visitors by its privileged situation. Within the complex we can also find the Renaissance Palace built by Emperor Charles V.
In front of the Alhambra on another hill is situated the district Albaicin, a narrow and fascinating maze of little streets where white houses with patios are known as carmenes. Not far from the Albaicin is another emblematic district, Sacromonte. Known because of the caves where one can still enjoy the most pure flamenco shows.
The city has one one of the largest cultural heritages of the country. Apart from the worldfamous Alhambra and the district of Albaicin, called by the UNESCO as Heritage of Humanity, Granada has a Cathedral in Renaissance style, whose construction was started in the sixteenth century and is considered to be the first of Spain in this style. Directly next door lies the Royal Chapel, built as a tomb for and by orders of the Catholic Kings. Many other churches can be found in the city, built by the Moors after the Reconquest, which gave birth to a unique style, known as Mudejar.