Architectural Buildings in Granada

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Architectural Buildings in Granada

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  • YorkshireLass27
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    I never understand people moaning about queues and having to show passports - the Nasrid Palace queue in 10-15min (don’t join it before your time slot aa they’ll just turn you away)
    This place is incredible - book beforehand, make sure you arrive at 8.30am so it’s cooler and less busy, and then just enjoy the beauty. We spent five hours here and it flew past
    A guide is nice but not essential - read up about what you’re going to see beforehand and then just take your time
    Written 15 July 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
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    Generalife was the summer palace the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada. It is situated on the hillside opposite from the Alhambra and is included in the Alhambra ticket price. There is not much to see in the way of interior palace grandeur, but the gardens are fabulous. Also, good views of the Alhambra complex from the gardens.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • chamdexor
    Chesterfield, VA1,629 contributions
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    From a historical perspective, I loved this Chapel. The whole history of Ferdinand and Isabella story fascinates me. It's a beautiful cathedral and chapel. Glad we got to see it.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
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    Front and center in the Patio de los Leones (Palace of the Lions) is the large marble fountain surrounded by 12 marble lions. The courtyard is also framed by graceful and elegant columns and arches.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
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    The Alcazaba was the walled fortress protecting the Alhambra. It is the oldest surviving part of the Alhambra, dating back to the 13th century. There are several fortress towers and more than 2,000 meters of fortified walls.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
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    The Palace of Charles V seems quite out of place among the equisite architecture in Alhambra. That's largely due to the desire of Charles V to jam the palace onto the site Alhambra site, amongst the fabulous Moorish structures, following the Christians successful reconquest of Granada from the Moslems. The palace construction was started in 1527, following a Renaissance or "Roman" style, and proceeded in fits for over a hundred years, before being abandoned in 1637. The palace was never really finished, although it has been called "completed" after restoration work in 1923. The exterior is rather austere (some would say ugly), but the interior courtyard with a 2-level colonnade has some appeal. That said, it strikes one more as an arena than a palace and, in fact, the "palace" has never served as anyone's home.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
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    Interesting little place tucked away. Do read the signs to understand and learn.... Spanish on front, English on the back.
    We had a guide telling us the history of the place and fun facts so that was really interesting. Otherwise you could easily walk by and miss it.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, UK10,477 contributions
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    This is a bit of a strange visit, still in the process of being renovated I think. The ruins are the remains of one of the earliest Nasrid palaces in the city, dating from the 13th century. The hall (intact) became part of a Christian convent after the 1492 conquest and was even lived in by Torquemada, founder of the Inquisition.
    There was a nice AV presentation and although we didn't spend that long it was well worth the €2 entry fee.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,224 contributions
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    This majestic building is located in Plaza Nueva. It is currently home to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia.

    The building was erected by the Catholic Monarchs, who after conquering Granada, moved the former court of justice from Ciudad Real to Granada in 1505.

    The Real Chancilleria de Granada was the high court for administering justice over Andalusia, New Castile, Extremadura, the Canary Islands, and Murcia.
    Written 1 April 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,991 contributions
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    Hospital Real is the headquarters of the University of Granada. It is a lovely looking building and it's worth a visit just for its architectural valu, if you are close by. The building was established in the early 16th century to treat those who were wounded in the War of Granada. This War was a series of battles between 1482 and 1491, fought between Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, on the one side, and the Moorish rulers of Granada at the time, on the other side. The Moors were defeated and Granada fell into the hands of the Catholic monarchs, in 1492.
    Written 8 May 2020
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  • Jeffrey B
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small hotel in a central, convenient location in Granada. Despite the overall hotel size, our room did not feel cramped. Front desk staff was very helpful and friendly.
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • Deborah S
    Ciudad Quesada, Spain25 contributions
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    This is ‘only’ a monastery but I have seen many cathedrals and churches around the world, and this was the most beautiful. though smaller. Stunning gold, wall painting. Very ornate.
    Written 11 April 2023
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  • Carin N
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands261 contributions
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    On our way back from Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte we took a small break here.
    A beautiful garden, and as a suprise also an interesting exhibition in the palace.
    If you have time, do visit!
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • jeff1955malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,131 contributions
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    There are many gates within the complex. This is the Puerts Del Vino. I believe it was the entrance to the wine yard. It was built early in the 14th centery. What an amazing place.
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • THE TRAVELLER
    Malaga, Spain13,306 contributions
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    Beautiful building set in a lovely Square. Apparently a former convent ! Well 2 convents previously on site. A very impressive building.
    Written 23 January 2022
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