Back to Spain’s Moorish past in Granada and Cordoba

Ample testimony to Andalusia’s Moorish past can be found in the cities of Granada and Cordoba, both a good hour’s drive away from Los Montes. Once arrived in Granada, make sure to go and visit the Alhambra, a unique building, which was used as a palace, a citadel, a fortress and a home to sultans, important officials, servants to the court and elite troops. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book your visit in advance. Afterwards, you could perhaps take a stroll through the Albaicín, an old Arabic quarter with windy little streets and fourteenth-century houses.

During the tenth century, Cordoba was one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Its former affluence has left us with a wealth of stunning buildings, among which the famous Mezquita and the old Jewish quarter. But Cordoba is also famous for its charming patios and squares.