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Stunning Granada

22nd September, 2015 ·

UNE students at the Mirador de San Nicolas. Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountains in the background.

One of the perks of studying abroad is, no doubt, traveling. No matter which city you choose to study in, you will see many others during the most memorable months of your life. Airport, train station, bus station, or ESA trips – that is all you need to travel. Last weekend, UNE students in Sevilla had the opportunity to travel to one of the most charming cities of the southern part of Andalucia: Granada.

Despite the unexpected rain upon arrival and check-in, we had a wonderful time exploring the most pintoresque places of such an enchanting city that was, once, the only Moorish Kingdom during the Spanish Reconquest. And the thing is that Granada’s legacy is full of art, history, and charm.

What you should not miss:

      • Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. What was at one point the palace of the Moorish King is now the most stunning piece of Mudejar Art. Located in the top of a hill, the views from and of the Alhambra are always a memory to keep along with the detailed decoration of its rooms, pillars, doors, windows, and gardens.

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    • Albaycin. Opposite to the Alhambra is this neighborhood where the snake-shaped streets takes you back to the Moorish invasion. From the San Nicolas viewpoint you can have wonderful views of the Alhambra at the same time that gypsies play their guitars, sing and dance Flamenco.

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  • Tapas. If the Alhambra and the Albaycin are considered historical, Granada also keeps serving tapas as traditional as it used to be. Whenever you go to a tapas bar in Granada, you just need to order a drink – and you will automatically receive a free tapa! This is no doubt such an experience as you never know which tapa you are going to get.

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    No doubt, Granada is a must when visiting southern Spain.
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