Christian Renaissance

Granada, the last capital of the Moors on the peninsula is a destination that is worth considering when making his reservation of accommodation for your next vacation. The city of Granada is the capital of the province bearing the same name, and is situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia. Geographical and scenic diversity is one of the most relevant characteristics of the place. On the one hand, the coastal area with its temperate climate, on the other, the wide and fertile plain of the Genil and finally the mountain region, where the climate is much colder, especially at the Summit of Mulhacen, the highest peak of the Iberian peninsula. The town of Granada lies at the foot of the mountain chain of the Sierra Nevada, at the confluence of the Darro and Genil rivers. His extraordinary story has been marked with the artistic greatness of Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. Granada has been developed on the base of the hills, in the same place where the former districts of Albaicin and the Alhambra were founded, bursting with such steep streets as narrow, countless corners and cracks, and beautiful landscapes.

The more modern part of the city is located in the plain, crossed by the huge and busy gran Via de Colon and Calle of the Catholic monarchs. A few meters from the crossing the streets that lead to the Cathedral can be seen. The Moors crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in 711 and settled in what at that time was a small village atop the Hill of Alhambra. There, they erected walls and established the foundations of a prosperous civilization. In the 9th century, Granada gained importance after the fall of the Caliph of Cordoba. Its peak was reached in 1238, when Mohammed Ben Nasar founded the Nasrid dynasty, and the reign of Granda stretched from Gibraltar to Murcia. Twenty Kings ensued until the King Boabdil was forced to surrender and hand over Granada to the Catholic monarchs, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel, in 1492.

For three centuries, Islamic culture flourished in superb, bequeathing to Granada way architectural wonders of the style of the Alhambra, already declared world heritage, along with the Albaicin. Therefore, that Granada is known worldwide as the city of the Alhambra and majestic palaces. There is a lot of tourist alternatives for visiting and do during your stay in the hotel in Granada. Victor Tejerina HotelesNow.