Day 12: Granada, Spain- The rushed tour through the Alhambra! October 27th 2015 After breakfast, we headed out for our morning tour of the Albaicin and the La Cartuja Monastery with an official guide from Granada. The Albaicin, is the old Moorish quarter of Granada. We visited the church of San Nicolas, where we got a great view of the Alhambra from the top of the hill.
Then we headed off to La Cartuja monastery. The monastery once housed Carthusian monks. It is one o ... read more
Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Granada Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more