Granada Walking Tour - Alhambra and Albaicin is a 4.3 mile point-to-point trail located near the city of Granada. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Sultans' citadel and the royal Spanish launch pad for Christopher Columbus. It's a little bit Moorish. As Columbus was setting sail for the Americas, Spain was also expanding its empire closer to home. In 1492 its Christian crusaders finally took Granada, ending eight centuries of Moorish rule and a 280-year religious war for control of southern Spain. Today, Granada is the quintessential remnant of Moorish Spain. This medium-sized city houses the world's greatest example of the north African culture's architecture - the amazing citadel and palaces of the Alhambra, where Columbus got the royal OK to go off and explore the 'new world'. But, reflecting its diverse religious roots, Granada also hosts arguably the most accessible displays of the dramatic Catholic Easter celebrations of Semana Santa. This trail tours through the Alhambra, returns through Granada's most Moorish neighborhood of Albacin and finishes at the city's best viewpoint for enjoying both. You could do it all in one day but it's probably better to spend most of a day at the Alhambra alone to do it justice.