Granada, Spain: Week 2

Places to visit all within walking distance…

Parque de las Ciencias Photo by: Evone’ Garcia

Parque de las ciencias, also known as the science park, is located in Granada. Just a short walk from the main street Calle Redonda. This park is filled with more than just animals from the Amazon but also animals from all over the world. As well as a human body museum, space museum, endangered cats museum, and lots of other unique museums all in ONE park. The BioDome offers all of the planet’s diverse animals. Highly recommend visiting even if science is not your favorite subject. From start to finish this entire park took about three to four hours to see everything. The price was only eleven euros for the whole day, and you will leave the park with a little more knowledge than you came in.

La Alhambra

Alhambra. Photo by Evone’ Garcia

By far one of the most popular places to visit while in Granada is the Alhambra, the walls to the floors of the castle are filled with a ton of history that dates back to the 13th century. Before the Catholic reign existed in Granada the Moors were in Granada before. They built the Alhambra with precision in each wall. The Arabic were great mathematicians and strategically built the castle with geometric shapes and arabic writing on the wall. The main word that appears on the wall consistently is “God”. The picture does not even do the castle justice in how big it truly is, with a beautiful garden. The Alhambra at one point was set to be a castle inside of a town, and home to Mohammed I and family. Today, you can find some parts of the castle that have remained there since it was built; roofs and walls. When the Catholic monarchs, Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand moved to Granada, they lived in the castle too. Charles V added many parts of the castle that still exist today. If you see certain renaissance inspired walls or roofs that is from him. The castle is opened 24 hrs a day and is generally busy during the summer time so book your ticket while you can.

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