Granada, like other modern cities, continues to grow and change with the times. Yet, one thing remains the same: the Alhambra and the four districts around it are still the center of attention for locals and tourists alike. Each of the districts has something different to offer. The Realejo is a friendly, easy-going district where neighbors gather in the street to chat. Parts of the Albayzín have the sleepy, timeless feel of a Moroccan hill town. Gypsy families still live in caves in the primitive hillside Sacromonte. The old town district is full of massive churches and cathedrals, quaint little squares and hundreds of independent small stores selling everything under the sun. Another district...
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Granada's Alhambra, the hilltop fortress palace of the Nasrid kings, the last Muslim rulers of Spain, is one of the world's fabled landmarks. This monumental edifice is arguably Spain's greatest attraction. (Castilians claim that the Prado in Madrid is número uno.)
Washington Irving (Tales of the Alhambra) used the symbol of this city, the pomegranate (granada), to conjure a spirit of romance. In fact, the name probably derives from the Moorish word karnattah. Some historians have suggested that it comes...
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