The land of alhambra & tapas

In AD 711 Moors from North Africa conquered most of the Iberian Peninsula, and retained portions of it for 800 years. Granada was the last stronghold, and a symbol of economic, cultural, and artistic prosperity until it too was overcome in 1492.

The city’s glory is embodied in the magnificent Alhambra, a compound of palaces and gardens that is a masterpiece of Moorish style. It appears that a primary goal of the architects was to cover every single inch with decoration. As Islam bans the representation of figures of any kind, the decorative elements are made up of complex, detailed, and intertwining geometric and floral images, and Arabic script.

ALHAMBRA

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ALHAMBRA

ALHAMBRA

With roots dating back to 880, this fortress compound of palaces and gardens in a masterpiece of Moorish styles. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a marvel to explore, featuring intricate and delicate art throughout the buildings and beautiful grounds with fountains, reflecting pools, and rich fauna.

ALBAYZIN

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ALBAYZIN

ALBAYZIN

Across the Darro Valley from the Alhambra is Albayzin, Granada's old Muslim quarter. A living open-air museum, get lost on the cobblestone streets as you take in mansions, walled gardens, old mosques, and bustling squares with shops, markets, and cafes.

BEACHES OF MOTRIL

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BEACHES OF MOTRIL

BEACHES OF MOTRIL

Teeming with history and rich in culture, Motril also offers 20KM of beautiful beaches, with plenty of variety to suit any sun-seeker. Whether you are seeking peace and tranquility, bustling scenes ideal for people watching, active beaches for water sports, crystal clear seas for snrokelling or a space to enjoy free from clothing, Motril has the beach for you.

Motril (Granada), Spain At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 36°44'54.15"N 3°31'0.7"W
Size: 109.77 KM2 (42.38 MI2)
Population: 61,171
Density: 557 Pop/KM2 (215 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

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