|(The Alhambra, a UNESCO site)|
|(Alhambra secret windows)|
|(Quranic verses on the wall)|
|(Reflections on the water)|
After the walking tour, the bus dropped us at the city square and the group had to walk a distance to Arrayanes Restaurant for a very late lunch. The journey would have been made easier if the tour leader had a map or the address of the restaurant with him.
|(A long uphill walk to the mosque)|
After lunch, the group had to climb up the steep narrow gravel stone path in Granada Old Town, known as the Albaicin to the Mezquita Mayor de Granada or the Grand Mosque of Granada.
|(The courtyard of the Mezquita Mayor)|
The striking new mosque is a structure of subtle beauty, incorporating designs found in the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. A white brick building, built on 2,100 square meters of land, with a red tile roof and a thick, square minaret, is set in the middle of a public garden. The mosque’s prayer room is large enough to hold several hundred people. There is also a library and a study centre for scholars, located in separate outbuildings. Later we had our Zohor and Asar prayer in the mosque.
|(A nice view of Granada town from the top)|
Next to the mosque is El-Mirador de San Nicolas. We could have a panoramic view of the city of Granada and the Al-Hamra with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background from the square in front of the cathedral. There are also a number of bars and restaurants in the vicinity if one feel in need of refreshment. When we were there, there were gypsies selling bracelets and costume jewelleries and musicians playing Spanish guitar which added joviality to the atmosphere.
|(A group of young girls making small handicrafts)|
From here the group split and some walked back towards the hotel while others meandered through the shopping alleys for more shopping activities.
|(A brightly decorated souvenir shop)|
We rested while waiting for our packed food to be delivered to the hotel room.