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Impressive Sights around Granada

By Pearsone Fernandez Subscribe to RSS | December 6th 2011 | Views:

There are many worthy sights around Granada as this region is full of history that is well reflected from the monuments and in the museums. The natural landscapes of Granada give many tourists delight in appreciating the best of nature.

Different tours

There are many different tours and trails around Granada; one such tour is the one that goes through Pinos Puente, Illora and Montefrio. Pinos Puente is only about 16km away from central Granada. It is famous for its greatly impressive Moorish bridge. Moving on from Pinos Puente is Illura which was a significant Roman settlement.

There are many pre-historic remnants near the Castillejo which proved the Hipo-Nova settlement. The beautiful Montefrio mountain range is close by with its majestic castle that was built sometime between 1486 and 1507 in place of an ancient Moorish fortress. However, the great fortress by King Aben-Ismael the third was replaced by various churches after the Christian Re-conquest in different architectural styles like French Neoclassic, Renaissance and platteresque.

Second option

Another tour option is through Illanoz which showcases an ancient Roman settlement which was deemed important but now only has a bridge remaining. Arabian influences can be seen through the remnants.

From Illanoz, one can move on to Guadix which also has Roman and Arabian influences. It offers a very unique attraction of caves dug in the earth with people still inhabiting them.

One of the famous attractions here is the Alcazaba which was an impressive 9th century military fortress with modifications in the 13th century to be a king’s residence. One can view the town from one of Alcazaba’s tower.

Baza is the next stop on the circuit from Guadix. This town is famous for its prehistoric Iberian Lady figure in polychrome which is placed in the Archaeological Museum. Other interesting sights are the Colegiata monastery and Arabian bathes from the Moorish era.

History buffs will love the cave paintings in Huescar where history unveils through the well preserved art pieces. The Roman mosaics prove to be an exquisite show of artisan of the Roman era with impressive Renaissance castle in La Calahorra.

Sierra Nevada Offering

Sierra Nevada has a lot to offer to tourists whether in the summer or winter as a sports paradise. Many tourists flock here for the good slopes for skiing which can be enjoyed throughout the year. But there are more than 250 days of bright sunshine every year to enjoy many warm sights.

Those who love a mountain ride adventure can opt for a motor ride over Carretera Granada running through Veleta which forms the highest mountainous road in the whole of Europe. One would not be disappointed with the fantastic views along this road of 14 kilometers with the best viewing point at Balcón de Canales.

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