The city of Granada is the foundation of Islamic historical legacy resting at the foot of Sierra Nevada in the Andalusia, Spain. The citadel and palace of moors Alhambra is the emblem of Muslim's Rule in the city. Granada is a popular tourist destination for its unique combination of Moorish and Christian architecture. Granada previously called Illibris was founded by Romans. The City was under the rule of Nasrid sultans since 8th B.C. till 1492 when Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain took over the city. In those times most of the Muslim landmarks were converted into cathedrals.
The Alhambra is listed under the heritage sites of the world by UNESCO and the most popular monuments of Spain. Alhambra is actually a palace and a fortress that was constructed somewhere in the 14 Century. The architecture is admired for its perfect harmony with nature while being alienated from the immediate surroundings. The Water Fountains are one of the prominent features of the palace. The ?Court of the Lion? in the heart of Alhambra used to be the main court of the Nasrid Sultan of Grenada in the Palace. The Monument was used for different purposes during different times and was primarily divided into four sections. The First and the major section was the Palaces, the Second integral part was the Alcazaba the fortress and military area, the City and rest of the area was adorned with stately gardens and vegetation. The Palace of Charles V carried the museum of Alhambra where the built was dominant with Renaissance style architecture.
Another Heritage site of the world is the Albayz?n the district in Granada that carries the remains of Granada's archeological museum, Arab bath complex, and San Salvador church. The District also retains the narrow winding streets of the Hispanic Moorish times. The District also offers a great view of Alhambra from the San Nicolas Church. The original Moorish houses, African-inspired restaurants and eateries are also of quite an interest to the visitors. The Cathedral of the Grenada situated in the Pasiegas Square is also a significant landmark. The chapel had the Knelling effigies of the Catholic king and queen of Spain by Pedro de Mena y Medrano. The chapel is an eminent evidence of the dominance of Gothic designs in Spanish architecture. The Busts of Adam and Eve and the retablo paintings of various artists adds to artistic galore of the chapel.
In the city of Grenada you would not find a single dull moment, the place always has one thing or another going on. The Holy week, the D?a de la Cruz also known as the Crosses day and Corpus Christi are the most famed festivals among the tourists. The Tango festival, Jazz musical festival, Hocus Pocus the magic festival and the International Dance and music Festival keep the Cultural scene of the city pretty active. The City also offers a succulent range of cuisine offering various tantalizing flavors to tempt your taste buds. The traditional Spanish bull fighting further exhilarates the cultural setting of the city. Get Granada Tickets and entertain yourself with the rich and vibrant ethnic frontier of Spain.