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June 17: Granada

As we left Cádiz this morning for our overnight in Granada, it was still sizzling. Regardless of the temperature, we are loving it just the same. We arrived in Granada around 1:00 p.m. just in time for “comida”. Granada was the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain and was conquered by los Reyes Catolicos, Fernando and Isabela, after 700 years of occupation in 1492. We are staying in a sixteenth century private residence which was converted into a hotel. It is located in the Albaicín, a reminiscent Moorish neighborhood. If you close your eyes, you might be taken back in time and hear the many calls to Muslim prayer.

In the afternoon we visited the Capilla Real where the tombs of Fernando and Isabela lay, and our guide gave us a brief overview of the Reconquista. We are now headed out to a local restaurant for dinner where we will be treated to many local culinary delights. We will then take an evening stroll to La Mirador de San Nicolás to view La Alhambra by night. Truly a visual treat for all!


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