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Granada City - Fascinating Fact 2 - New Mosque

Granada City - Fascinating Fact 2 - New Mosque

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.

 

 

  • Fact 1 - Carmens; nothing to do with Bizet´s opera, these are hillside townhouses.
  • Fact 2 - In 1981 a group of Spanish Muslims, mostly converts, launched plans for a brand new mosque in Granada.
  • Fact 3 - The intricate interiors of the Alhambra are as instructive as they are exquisite. Under Islamic law, no depictions of living beings.
  • Fact 4 - Visiting the ´´hammam´´ or public bathhouse was an essential pastime, both for hygiene and social reasons.
  • Fact 5 - Spain´s most famous 20th-century literary figure, Federico Garcia Lorca.
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