Breakfast in hotel. Departure for Carmen de Acosta. Carmen derives from an Arab word and means vegetable garden-garden – vineyard. Carmen Granadini, (type of houses of Granada), are built on terraces , and often offer a beautiful view over Alhambra and Sierra Nevada. Afterwards, visit to Carmen de los Martires, which features different styles of gardens from the Islamic to romantic. Transfer for Cuesta del Chapiz, towards Albaicin up to Saint Nicola’s Belvedere either on foot or by small buses which go around the old part of the city, ( Cuesta del Garro, one of the most suggestive places of Granada, is a location with some important landmarks such as Patio nazarì, Palacio de los Condes de Arco with patio, El Banuelo, Arab toilets of the XI century, and Saint Catalina de Zafra’s convent). At the end of the visit, free time for a walk and then lunch. Next visit to Alhambra, Generalife’s gardens, and Del Partàl’s gardens.
Conceived as a military fortress, Alhambra dominates Granada, and was built between 1090 and 1492, capital of North Africa Islamic dynasties such as the Almoravid e Almohad. The complex surrounded by walls, includes beautiful palaces that confirm the good taste of both Nasrid kings and Carlo V, who ordered to build the beautiful Italian renaissance palace. The summer residence GeneralLife, features enchanting terraced gardens, in which the water is the prime element, flowing into canals or gushing from fountains. From a botanical and hydraulic point of view, Partals’ gardens are also really interesting. Dinner in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel.