Friday, May 15, 2009

Mezquita, Albaicin - Granada




It seems very appropriate that they have recently built a mezquita (mosque) in Granada. The Moors only lost Granada in 1492, and there are still so many traces of the Arab presence. It influenced the Spanish language, food, culture, arts.

The mezquita is located next to the Mirador de San Nicolas in Albaicin, and the garden is open for certain hours every day. It's a very peaceful place - in contrast to the plaza itself which is full of young people hanging out, gipsies playing guitar or selling things to try and make money, and tour groups. There are wonderful views of the Alhambra

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