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Seville to Granada is 3 and half hours by train. I reached Granada late afternoon. Granada is in the foothills of Sierra Nevada mountains and famous for its Moorish influenced architecture. Weather was not great on first day , it was cloudy and misty in the morning . I wanted to trek Beas De Granada but finally abandoned it due to bad weather and lack of GPS waypoints.

So I travelled up to Beas De Granada village but then returned back. Latter I visited Palacio de la Madraza, Royal Chapple . Granada Cathedral construction began sixteenth century in 1518 in the centre of the old Muslim Medina,ย after acquisition of theย Nasrid kingdom of Granada from its Muslim rulers in 1492. Foundations for the church were laid by the Enrique Egas starting from 1518 to 1523 atop the site of the city’s main mosque.

Next day I visited Alhambara, palace and fortress complex located in Granada. It was built on the Sabika hill, an outcrop of the Sierra Nevada. Alhambra is the last flowering of Islamic palaces was built for the final Muslim emirs in Spain during the decline of the Nasrid dynasty. Despite long neglect, wilful vandalism, and some ill-judged restoration, the Alhambra endures as an atypical example of Muslim art in its final European stages. I also visited Mirador de San Nicolas the best view point in Granada.