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Granada city is a capital of the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain. It is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of three rivers, at an elevation of 738 metres above sea level.

The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a very popular touristic destination. The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the district of The Albaicín.

Granada is also well-known within Spain due to the prestigious University of Granada.

THE ALHAMBRA

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex. It was constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern of the city.
The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n
http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/
Phone:(+34) 902 44 12 21

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ALHAMBRA MUSEUM

Located in the Carlos V Palace, the Alhambra Museum features outstanding exhibits on the Hispanic-Moorish civilisation and on art under the Nasrid and the Caliphs dynasty.

Location: Carlos V Palace, The Alhambra, s/n
http://www.alhambra-patronato.es
Phone:(+34) 958 02 79 00

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GRANADA CATHEDRAL

The construction of this cathedral had to await the acquisition of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada (1492).
While its very early plans had Gothic designs, such as are evident in the Royal Chapel, the construction of the church in the main occurred at a time when Spanish Renaissance.

Location: Gran Vía de Colón, 5
informacion@granadatur.com
http://www.granadatur.com
Phone:(+34) 958 22 29 59

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LA CARTUJA MONASTERY

La Cartuja Monastery (or Charterhouse) is one of the finest examples of Spanish Baroque architecture.
The construction started in 1516, and continued for the following 300 years. While the exterior is a tame ember in comparison, the interior of the monastery's is a flamboyant explosion of ornamentation.

Location: Paseo de la Cartuja, s/n
informacion@granadatur.com
http://www.granadatur.com
Phone:(+34) 958 16 19 32

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THE GENERALIFE PALACE

The Palacio de Generalife was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus.
The palace and gardens were built during the reign of Muhammad III (1302–1309).

Location: Paseo del Generalife, s/n
http://www.alhambra-patronato.es
Phone:(+34) 902 44 12 21

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ROYAL CHAPEL OF GRANADA

The Royal Chapel of Granada is a mausoleum. It is united and connected with other important buildings as the Lonja and the Catedral. It was built over the former solar of the Great Mosque.
The mausoleum houses the remains of the Catholic Monarchs.

Location: Oficios Street, 1
http://www.capillarealgranada.com/
Phone:(+34) 958 22 78 48

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DE LOS TIROS HOUSE

This house belonged to the Granada Venegas family. Their arms appear on the façade and inside the building, as does their motto: "The heart rules". Its outward appearance is of a fortress.

The most beautiful room of the house is the Golden Stable, with busts of Spanish kings. We should highlight the polychrome decoration of its ceiling. The Museum Archives is dedicated to the Popular Art: pictures, furniture, engravings, drawings, lithograph and a collection of photographs of the city and its monuments.

Location: Pavaneras Street, 19
museocasadelostiros.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es
http://www.turgranada.es/
Phone:(+34) 958 57 54 66

SCIENCE PARK MUSEUM

The Science Park is an interactive museum where visitors are invited to take part actively in order to understand the phenomena that surround us.

The museum is divided into five areas. Universe, Biosphere, Eureka, Perception and Explore. Different activities allow you to see physical phenomena for yourself, such as momentum, gravity or the Archimedes principle. You can also play with light and sound, and discover elements such as the movement of the Earth and the greenhouse effect.

Location: Del Mediterráneo Avenue, s/n
cpciencias@parqueciencias.com
http://www.parqueciencias.com/
Phone:(+34) 958 13 19 00

ALBAYZÍN

El Albayzín is a district of present day Granada, that retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past. It was declared a world heritage site in 1984, along with the Alhambra.

Location: Albayzín District
informacion@granadatur.com
http://www.granadatur.com
Phone:(+34) 958 16 19 32

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