For our last weekend excursion, the group traveled to the town of Granada. Known for its Moorish architecture, generous tapas portions, and Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is a highly-visited city for tourists and Spanish locals.
On Friday evening, the students took a walking tour through the city, which included one of the markets and a stunning view of the gigantic cathedral.
Saturday morning was the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra! This fortress is one of the most highly-visited places in all of Spain, and consists of both Muslim and Christian architectures overlooking the entire city. In addition to its picturesque views, the Alhambra boasts some amazing gardens that house all types of flora and fauna.
Our digital filmmakers had the opportunity to work on their own projects later that afternoon; their film teacher, Carlos, had instructed them to shoot autobiographical pieces!
Sunday morning took us on a walking tour of the Albaicín, Granada's neighborhood full of "cármenes" (traditional houses seen as pleasant escapes for locals); we stopped to listen to Andalucian music, take pictures, and buy some souvenirs. The heat followed from one point of Andalucia to another, and now we're taking advantage of our last week in this beautiful country!