A tour of the provinces of Andalusia: destination weddings in Granada
We plan every detail of your Elopement in Spain. Today we stroll through the streets of what was the last Nasrid kingdom, through its smell of spices, the charm of its old neighborhoods and the majesty of the Alhambra. And to discover places full of magic, perfect for your destination weddings in Granada.
SIGHTS AND LANDMARKS IN GRANADA
The neighborhoods of Albaycín, Sacromonte and Realejo, represent the essence and the enchantment of this city.
Getting lost walking through its streets, discovering beautiful corners and small squares that appear suddenly, and contemplating the Alhambra from a viewpoint, are just some of the pleasures that Granada offers its visitors.
In the center of the city we find the symbol of the Christianity of Granada, the Cathedral, built just after the conquest of the city by the Catholic Kings.
Although the initial project was Gothic in style, the new architect Diego de Siloé resumed the construction by modifying the previous idea and creating a fully Renaissance temple.
The Royal Chapel, located right next to the Cathedral, is Gothic style and was built on what was the old main mosque in the city.
The Catholic Kings commissioned its construction as their burial place, demonstrating their special bond with this city. Inside are the remains of Ferdinand of Aragon, Isabella I of Castile, Joanna the Mad, and Philip the Handsome.
Another place to visit during your stay in Granada, is without a doubt La Cartuja, symbol of Spanish Baroque arcitecture.
The Abbey of Sacromonte is an ancient abbey built at the end of the 16th century, after the remains of some martyrs were found and among them those of St. Cecilius. This place can be visited with the holy caves, located below the church.
Visiting Granada means an essential visit to one of the most visited monuments in Spain, the Alhambra. This set of palaces and gardens was built on a hill and began to be royal residence in the mid-13th century. To this fortress, the construction of the palace of Charles V was added after the conquest of the last Nasrid kingdom by the Catholic Kings.
The reddish color of its walls, its strategic position in front of the Albaycín neighborhood, its history and its impressive architecture, make this monument a special place that falls in love with any visitor.
The gastronomy of Granada is a mixture of Arab and Christian influence. The use of spices combined with the typical products of this province, create a varied and very tasty cuisine.
Typical dishes include habas con jamón, tortilla del Sacromonte, papas a lo pobre and olla de San Antón.
During your visit in this city you can taste the piononos, a dessert created in honor of Pope Pius IX, and famous all over the world.
VENUES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN GRANADA
Venues with amazing views of the Alhambra, can be the perfect setting for your destination weddings in Granada.
The beauty of this fortress as a background and a sunset of reddish colors can witness your “I do”, creating unforgettable moments for the couple and their guests.
Some of these venues represent the essence of neighborhoods such as Sacromonte, with its characteristic caves and terraces that offer the best views of the Alhambra and the city.
Others, with their gardens and fountains that take us to the Nasrid Granada, offer beautiful views of the Albaycín and the Alhambra, and where you can celebrate weddings in a more elegant style, but always in a typical context of this city.
A destination wedding in Granada means creating unforgettable memories in a city with enchantment and magic.
In the next few weeks we will continue our route through other provinces of Andalusia.
Mery Liccardi Wedding Planner in Spain
PHOTOGRAPHER: Francisco Montes Jiménez / La Coleccionista / Doncel y Alcoba
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