Umayyad Caliphate

So reads the popular song of Agustin Lara, immortalized in the voice of Placido Domingo. Granada, beautiful Andalusian city, marked indelibly to the people who come to her. It is a place where history has left their mark for posterity, since the middle of the 7th century, when historians placed the birth of this beautiful city. If you have the possibility of making a trip, make your reservation in Granada, the city from which the Moors have not been withdrawn yet. Granada greets its visitors with a temperate Mediterranean climate, with something cool winters, and hot summers that can reach 35 C.In the area the first inhabitants were recorded in bronze age, more specifically, of the argaric culture, although as a city, can be considered his home in a settlement Bastetano, an Iberian village, which then it was absorbed by the Carthaginians, and after the defeat in the Punic Wars, the area became part of the Roman Empire. In the middle ages, the city was part of the Emirate of Cordoba, under the rule of the Caliph.

Without a doubt, this is historical period which has left major historical monuments, and has more greatly impacted the culture of that town. In fact, the word Andalusia, derives from ancient, name that the Moors gave the territory, when he was part of the Umayyad Caliphate. When we think of Granada, the Alhambra is the first thing that comes to mind. He is not an isolated Palace, but a palatial complex. It is one of the 12 treasures of Spain, since 2007, and receives almost two and a half million visitors per year. His name could be translated as red fortress, since its founder, Abu al – Ahmar, had red hair hair.

To enter this monumental construction, is accessible from two different points: from the Plaza Nueva, through the Puerta de las Granadas, and since the costs of the Chinese, by the Paseo de los Tristes. To enter in the Alhambra, he enters the Plaza de los Aljibes, central point from where you can reach the inner palaces that presents the complex, such as the Palacio de Comares, and Lions. The Alhambra it dazzles from the first moment, but it is only to see its interiors that really we realize the magnitude of the work to which we are. The walls are richly decorated with plaster, in general, with quotes from the Koran, covered with tiles, and even in certain points, gold. Granada is a magical place, to relax and stroll through landscapes that constantly refer to the Moors, and a past dominated by the rich Moorish culture. Book your reservations online through and discover this gem nazari. Javier Kravalosky reserve in Granada original author and source of the article