Monday, June 10, 2013
Day Two: Granada
We started out on this cool Granada day walking to the Plaza Nueva, where we met up with our tour guide and the bikes. This was such an awesome trip. We started off biking up a steep hill to the Alhambra.
We did learn that the Spanish folk conquered Granada by diplomacy rather than battle. Then Queen Isabelle raided all of the graves for gold. Since were will be visiting the Alhambra tomorrow we did not spend much time there but instead biked onward to the Albayzín which is the muslim area of Granada. It is full of winding twisting streets and staircases. Built to confuse any invader. From the Plaza San Nicolas we could see the entire Alhambra across the valley.
After lunch some of us napped (but not me). Then we decided to do self bus tours by taking a bus to Sacromonte, walking a bit, then returning to downtown and talking another bus to end up at Plaza San Nicolas at nightfall. It was very pretty.