Andalusia Sights

Granada can be characterized by its major neighborhoods: East of the Darro River and up the hill is La Alhambra. South of it and around a square and a popular hangout area, Campo del Príncipe, is Realejo. To the west of the Darro and going from north to south are the two popular neighborhoods, Sacromonte and Albayzín (also spelled Albaicín). The latter is the young

and trendy part of Granada, full of color, flavor, charming old architecture, and narrow, hilly streets. On either side of Gran Vía de Colón and the streets that border the cathedral (Reyes Católicos and Recogidas—the major shopping areas) is the area generally referred to as Centro, the city center. These days much of the Alhambra and Albayzín areas are closed to cars, but starting from the Plaza Nueva there are minibuses—nos. 30, 31, 34, and 35—that run frequently to these areas.

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Seville 29

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Barrio de Santa Cruz 7

Barrio de la Macarena 3

Centro 6

El Arenal and Parque María Luisa 11

Triana 2

Granada 21

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Albayzín 4

Alhambra 4

Centro 5

Realejo 3

Sacromonte 2

Córdoba 17

Jerez de la Frontera 13

Ronda 12

Baeza 10

Cádiz 9

Carmona 8

Úbeda 6

Jaén 5

Cazorla 4

Doñana National Park 4

Zuheros 3

Grazalema and the Sierra de Grazalema 2

The Sierra Nevada 2

Puerto de Santa María 2

La Rábida 2

The Alpujarras 1

Fuente Vaqueros 1

Alcalá la Real 1

Baena 1

Montilla 1

Sanlúcar de Barrameda 1

Aracena 1

Mazagón 1

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Cueva de los Murciélagos

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Some 4 km (2½ miles) above Zuheros along a winding road, the Cueva de los Murciélagos runs for about 2 km (1 mile), although only about...

Museo Histórico-Arqueológico Municipal

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This museum displays archaeological remains found in local caves and elsewhere; some date back to the Middle Paleolithic period some...

Museo de Costumbres y Artes Populares Juan Fernandez Cruz

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Housed in an impressive square mansion from 1912, this museum is at the edge of the village. Exhibits detail local customs and traditions.

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