There were Bastetans, Romans and Arab Muslims. In the suburbs, Jews and gypsies settled. And centuries later I came here to join the fascination, like all of them, of this wonderful place. I'm talking about Granada.
About this picturesque city in southern Spain, belonging to Andalusia, I knew very little.
La Alhambra, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, contains well-preserved remains of the palaces and part of the citadel that included this fortress. It is full of inscriptions in Arabic on walls and lintels. The beauty of all the decorative elements of its architecture is indescribable.
From the top of its tower you can see almost all of Granada: El Realejo, Sacromonte, Albaicín and the other neighborhoods. You can also spot the white houses that have a garden or an orchard in their center.
In the Albaicín district, the aroma of tea and food, and the various shops, as well as its streets, transport you to another country and evoke a thousand and one nights.
Sacromonte is the gypsy neighborhood. We did not enter its mythical caves, but we were in La Chumbera, a theater in the upper part. While the formidable gypsy dancer Farruquito shook the stage with his passionate movement, La Alhambra shone brightly with all the magic of its splendor.
Walking through Sacramonte we reach two fabulous viewpoints: San Nicolás and La Placeta de Carvajales.
They say that the tomb of the Catholic kings is in Granada, but that did not attract my attention.
Without a doubt, there is no space enough to tell about everything.
Graná, as an Andalusian would call it, is a celebration of sensations, an invitation to life, to music, to dance.