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Discoveries of crazy traveller :).

Before going somewhere, I check if I can do my sightseeing cheaper and more effective. One thing is to buy "card" or "pass" in the city, very often visiting many museums in this way one can save money and avoid queues. Other good thing is to buy the tickets in advance online to popular places and then not to loose time in long queues, like in Vatican or Florence. In Granada, of course I wanted to see Alhambra, no matter how touristy it is. I bought two tickets, for a night visit and also for a day. I bought it complete, it means for Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, Generalife and Fondacion Rodriguez Acosta.
What it could be? I checked in Google and found it would be interesting.
Fondacion Rodriguez Acosta is quite close to Alhambra, 15 minutes walk, but I had some problems to find it, I asked the people and they didn't know it. One can visit it only with the guide from Fondacion. I joined the last tour and it was the highlight of my trip to Spain. The group was small, only 5 people and very nice competent guide. I do not like guided tours in the city, but it is something different when I can hear very interesting stories that I wouldn't know otherwise . Also for me being foreigner, it is a great opportunity to hear a good language.
The Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta is located on the same hill where the Alhambra stands. It is one of the most peculiar buildings of the Spanish architecture. It was built during the first decades of the 20th century and was declared a National Monument in 1982. It was the studio of the painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta and contains a unique complex of gardens and a great collection of works, from Ancient pieces to Modernist ones; the visit comprises an astonishing tour, which includes underground caves and galleries. This place is a gem and a definite must do when in Granada. Fascinating house, superb gardens, great museum/gallery.

It is gorgeous place. The building and gardens are wonderfully planned. There are many patios with sculptures from different epochs and styles but with a great harmony. I have already posted two photos here and here but didn't write where it was. I was curious if anyone recognizes it or ask about it. The view of Granada from there are breath taking. There are also very interesting underground corridors many centuries old that were found during construction works. It is not known how they were used, probably by Jews in the early years of Reconquista.

This place is a gem and a definite must do when in Granada. Fascinating house, superb gardens, great museum/gallery.

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