Granada is a little known city in southern Spain. It is known mainly for the Alhambra, an eastern jewel amongst amongst emerald gardens where the moors ran things until they were finally forced to leave the area in 1492. It is a noble fort of exquisite beauty. Many aren’t aware that the old Andalucia used to stretch all the way up to parts of southern France, with the Alhambra as the moor’s headquarters. For anyone visiting Granada for the first time, the Alhambra is normally on the timetable.
What can be even more impressive to the eye and ear is to wonder around the old cobbled maze of the Albaycin in the evening, losing yourself for a while. The eastern sounds, smells and architecture can lead to a definite feeling of leaving Europe. Standing around this area you could be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Morocco by mistake. You have not though, and with the correct navigation you can find yourself enjoying spectacular views of the Alhambra from various viewpoints in the upper Albaycin as the Spanish guitar and flamenco plays in the background.
This is the real Granada and higher up gypsies still live in caves and can be found offering various flamenco offerings to tourists. You may even discover some genuine flamenco, which I assure you can be an emotional experience.
Bert and Sarah have a house right in this area they rent for people staying in the area, so if you need a house to rent in Granada then consider their property – it has view of the Alhambra and is right in the middle of the Albaycin. It features four bedrooms as well as one being a cave room which stays at a constant 20 degrees celsius the whole year round. Handy in the summer. This is a traditional Spanish house for people wanting to experience the real Granada.