daytrip 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friday 55 seats 71,90 € / adult , 49,50 € / child 5 comments
Information about the itinerary:
Departure at the indicated time from Roquetas de Mar with destination Granada. About halfways we will make a stop with the possibillity to have a coffee. Upon arrival at the city we will make a Tour with our bus through the centre of Granada and we will visit the most visited monument in Spain, the Alhambra de Granada. Afterwards there will be free time in the city centre, amongst others in order to have something to eat. (lunch not included). In the afternoon we start the return-trip to our hotels. During this excursion we drive along the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Coast. Arrival at Roquetas de Mar and the end of our service.
Incluided in our prices:
- Transport by bus
- Accompanying guide during the whole excursion
- Entrance to the Alhambra and a local guide (or electronic guide)
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons.
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 moslims, 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 Christoffer 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 palce of the Nasrid Kings is worldfamous because of its beauty as of its impressive view offered to the visitors by its priviliged 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 know 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.