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Granada City - Fact 2


In 1981 a group of Spanish Muslims, mostly converts, launched plans for a brand new mosque in Granada, funded by various Muslim countries who have never lost their love for the city. They bought a small plot of land between (ironically) San Nicolas church in the Albaicin, which gives its name to the famous mirador in front known for its wonderful views across to the Alhambra, and a convent. The mosque was finally completed 22 years later, and visitors can enjoy its well-kept gardens and shop selling prints and Muslim literature, while the Centre for Islamic Studies offers courses, exhibitions and Arabic classes.