Jewish Granada (Garnata Al-Yahud) with private guide
Duration 2,30 hours
WHAT WILL WE DO?
We will start our visit in the Plaza de Isabel la Católica, where we will find the fountain representing Christopher Columbus next to Queen Isabella the Catholic who, on 31 March 1492, decreed the expulsion of the Sephardic people from Granada.
We will walk to Pavaneras Street, where the statue of Yehuda Ibn Tibon, a famous Jew from Granada, who was a doctor, philosopher, poet and translator, is located. It was in fact his translations of Arabic texts into Hebrew that facilitated the arrival of Arabic science in Europe.
To the left of this distinguished Jew is the former Convent of San Francisco (1507), where the Franciscans of the Alhambra moved when the Realejo quarter was deserted after the expulsion of the Jews. The first archbishop of the city, Fray Hernando de Talavera, is buried here, and it is currently the headquarters of the MADOC (Military Training and Doctrine Command).
Walking down Calle Pavaneras, we can visit the famous Casa de los Tiros, a building with the appearance of a military fortress dating from the 16th century, so called because of the artillery pieces that adorn its battlements. The building was built by the Granada-Venegas family, Muslim noble converts who also owned the Generalife Gardens until 1921 and whose family motto was: "The heart rules".
We can now go up to the Sephardic Museum, a small house run by a Jewish family whose aim is to remind visitors that the Jews were in Granada as early as the 4th century and how important they were in the development of the city.
The time has come to take a break to rest and contemplate the beautiful views from the quiet Placeta de la Puerta del Sol, next to a curious 17th century wash house.
After this brief pause, we will climb the Cuesta del Realejo, a steep, stepped street, typical of the Jewish quarters, which connects the lower Realejo with the upper part of the city. On the so-called Mauror hill, we will discover the mysterious Bermejas Towers, which form a defensive bastion connected to the Alcazaba of Granada and were probably built in the 11th century.
We will then go down to the Campo del Príncipe - formerly called Campo de la Loma - which is considered to be the heart of the Realejo quarter. A very popular place, where all kinds of festivities and public events have been held.
It is also the site of the famous Cristo de los Favores (Christ of the Favores), which has stood here since 1682. It was built with donations from the neighbourhood's residents, and has been the object of devotion ever since. On Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon, the crowds gather around the figure to ask for three favours or wishes, as the locals believe that this statue represents Christ three minutes before he dies.
And here ends our experience, in a perfect place to sit in one of the many bars in the square and taste the best of Granada's gastronomy!
WHERE WILL WE GO?
-Isabel la Católica Square
-Convent of San Francisco
-Casa de los Tiros -Sephardic Museum
-Placeta de la Puerta del Sol
-Cuesta del Realejo
-Colina del Mauror
-Campo del Príncipe
● Private official guide in your language: Spanish, English, French, German or Italian.
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
● Food and beverages
● Monument tickets to be paid for directly at the entrance
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water for the tour due to its duration.
We recommend bringing umbrellas in case of rain.Volver
If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, no cancellation fee will apply.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days before, a cancellation fee of 50% will be applied.
If you cancel within the previous 2 calendar days, a 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
Monument, attraction, theatre, show or coupon tickets are not refundable under any circumstances.
Tour or activity starting during a period of special events, including but not limited to trade fairs, national holidays or national celebrations, school holidays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Ramadan: are not refundable under any circumstances.Volver
MEETING POINT TOUR
Pick up at Hotel