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Old March 7th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #21
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The city is very amazing, was there for a week!
But the Camino de Ronda is very ugly!
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Old April 15th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #22
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True! The economic boom of the 70's caused the disaster of Camino de Ronda. It might be interesting make a report about this matter. We could see old pictures prior to its construction, subsequently the avenue already built in the 70's and finally, the urban remodeling raised now a days to improve this avenue.

For example, very soon the metro/tram will be build and the trafic will decrease.

Ok, now I go with the second chapter...
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Old April 15th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #23
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The great transformation of the XIX century.

In the nineteenth century was built Gran Via de Colon, with a lot of influence on the aesthetics French and English at the time, but its construction sacrificed ancient medina or arabic neighborhood, as well as convents, churches and mosques of medieval times.

The Gran Vía de Colón undo the old medieval streets to build new streets and squares in line with the new nineteenth-century aesthetics. The French influence is strong in many buildings. In the map below, we see the avenue as a border with the medieval district of Albaycín. But even so, many medieval buildings and spaces are preserved in the opposite margin (see Chapter One).


The tour begins at the southern end, in the Isabel la Catolica Square, and continues to the north end, where it begins Avenida de la Constitucion.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #24
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Isabel la Catolica square:



It's the statue which gives its name to the square (although the statue hasn't always been in that seat). We can see Cristobal Colon asking for help to Queen Isabel. He needs to finance its exploration project and the Kings, Fernando and Isabel, are in Grenada, fighting to conquer the Al-Hambra palace.



At the rear of the monument reads:
"Acepta Isabel la Catolica las proposiciones de Colon en el Real de Santa Fe".
"Isabel la Catolica accepts the Colon's proposals at the Real de Santa Fe".






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Finally we leave behind the square, and walk on the Gran Via de Colon...
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #25
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Gran Via de Colon.



Little panoramic view…
(Stupid bus! I spent a lot of time standing but he not let me get the Picture. Another day, I try again).





Here we see the rear of the cathedral. It showed something of this in chapter 1.





This building was headquarters of the Bank of Spain in Granada but now it’s being rehabilitated for use as a new bar association.



Again we see the cathedral in the background. If you see Chapter 1 again you will see the connection between the two places.





The Santa Paula Hotel, the result of a careful and meticulous renovation of the old Santa Paula Convent.





Sagrado Corazon de Jesús church















Government subdelegation



Padre Suarez Institute.



Finally, we are coming to the Constitucion avenue.



We have reached the north end of the Gran Via de Colon



The Constitucion avenue starts here, where the flag is located. The last buildings in the Gran Via de Colon are the Institute Padre Suarez and La Normal Building (on both sides of the flan).







This has been an overview of the avenue. Another day I show details and interesting corners.

I hope you enjoy it!

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