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What Granada, Spain looked in the 1960s Through These Fascinating Vintage Photos

Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, Spain. It is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers. From the 11th century until 1492, Granada was a flourishing Moorish stronghold. During the following years, Muslims and Jews were forced into the Albaicín, a neighborhood north of the Alhambra. In modern times, the whitewashed houses of the medieval Muslim quarter still stretch down the hillside along narrow streets. Cafes and tapas bars hang over switchbacks and stairways that offer views of the Alhambra with an edge-of-the-world feel.

Granada joined the Nationalist uprising in 1936 when the Spanish Civil War broke out. There was local resistance against the Nationalists, particularly by the working classes of Albaicn, which was violently suppressed.

There are many monuments of architecture and art in Granada. The city has fine Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical churches, convents, monasteries, hospitals, palaces, and mansions. In the center of the city stands the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Mara de la Encarnación (1523–1703), which includes the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) with the tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella and heraldic decorations.

#1 Alhama de Granada, Granada Province, Spain.

Alhama de Granada, Granada Province, Spain.

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#2 Gipsy dancing flamenco in the neighborhood of “Sacromonte”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

Gipsy dancing flamenco in the neighborhood of “Sacromonte”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#3 “Puerta Real” and street of “Los Reyes Catolicos”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

“Puerta Real” and street of “Los Reyes Catolicos”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#4 Cardinale filming “Once Upon a Time in the West”, Granada, Spain, 1968.

Cardinale filming "Once Upon a Time in the West", Granada, Spain, 1968.

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#5 A street of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

A street of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#6 Neighborhood of the “Albaicin”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

Neighborhood of the “Albaicin”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#7 Artisans in the neighborhood of “Albaicin”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

Artisans in the neighborhood of “Albaicin”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#8 “Calle del Agua”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

“Calle del Agua”, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#9 “Gran Via de Colon” in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

“Gran Via de Colon” in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#10 View of Granada, 1968

View of Granada, 1968

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#11 The Alhambra of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

The Alhambra of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 1968.

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#12 Courtyard of the Myrtles in the Alhambra, 1968, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Courtyard of the Myrtles in the Alhambra, 1968, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#13 An alley in the neighborhood” of “Alcaiceria”, Granada, Spain, 1966.

An alley in the neighborhood" of "Alcaiceria", Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#14 A view of the Alhambra is the city, fortress and palace erected by the monarchs of the Nasrid dynasty of the Kingdom of Granada.

A view of the Alhambra is the city, fortress and palace erected by the monarchs of the Nasrid dynasty of the Kingdom of Granada.

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#15 Craftsmen, Granada, Spain, 1966.

Craftsmen, Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#16 Souvenir shop in “La Alcaiceria” neighborhood , Granada, Spain, 1966.

Souvenir shop in "La Alcaiceria" neighborhood , Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#17 People at he gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

People at he gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#18 People at he gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

People at he gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#19 The “Puerta Real” of Granada, Spain, 1966.

The "Puerta Real" of Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#20 Girl dancing flamenco in the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

Girl dancing flamenco in the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, Granada, Spain, 1966.

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#21 The ‘Courtyard of the Lions’ of the Alhambra, 1966, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

The 'Courtyard of the Lions' of the Alhambra, 1966, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#22 The ‘Cuarto de Comares’ of the ‘Alhambra’ of Granada, 1966, Andalusia, Spain.

The 'Cuarto de Comares' of the 'Alhambra' of Granada, 1966, Andalusia, Spain.

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#23 Sacromonte district of Granada, 1966, Andalusia, Spain.

Sacromonte district of Granada, 1966, Andalusia, Spain.

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#24 Spanish flamenco dancers, 1966, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Spanish flamenco dancers, 1966, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#25 A woman washes clothes in the Rio Darro, beneath the towers of Granada, Spain.

A woman washes clothes in the Rio Darro, beneath the towers of Granada, Spain.

In the sunlight another woman cooks in a large pot whilst children play in the river.

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#26 The gypsy grottoes on the slopes above Granada, Spain.

The gypsy grottoes on the slopes above Granada, Spain.

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#27 Spain, Granada, street scene, July 27, 1965, Street scenes.

Spain, Granada, street scene, July 27, 1965, Street scenes.

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#28 Girls in costume in Granada, July 27, 1965,

Girls in costume in Granada, July 27, 1965,

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#29 On the occasion of Santa Cruz a floral wreath is hung on a wall of the cathedral, July 27, 1965,

On the occasion of Santa Cruz a floral wreath is hung on a wall of the cathedral, July 27, 1965,

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#30 Granada, street view, 1965

Granada, street view, 1965

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#31 Granada, street scene, 1965

Granada, street scene, 1965

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#32 Granada, the Generalife, 1965.

Granada, the Generalife, 1965.

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#33 Granada, the Alhambra, 1965.

Granada, the Alhambra, 1965.

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#34 Spain, Granada, the Alhambra, 1965.

Spain, Granada, the Alhambra, 1965.

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#35 Flamenco dance in a tablao (typical place for flamenco), Granada, Spain, 1965.

Flamenco dance in a tablao (typical place for flamenco), Granada, Spain, 1965.

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#36 Flamenco dance in a tablao (typical place for flamenco), Granada, Spain, 1965.

Flamenco dance in a tablao (typical place for flamenco), Granada, Spain, 1965.

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#37 A club with flamenco show, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

A club with flamenco show, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#38 Alhambra Palace in Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, 1964.

Alhambra Palace in Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, 1964.

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#39 “Fuente de las Batallas” in the Puerta Real, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

"Fuente de las Batallas" in the Puerta Real, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#40 Gypsies in the neighborhood of Sacromonte, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Gypsies in the neighborhood of Sacromonte, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#41 Granada seen from the Alhambra, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

Granada seen from the Alhambra, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

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#42 View of Granada, 1964,

View of Granada, 1964,

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#43 Church of the Jeronimos, 1964, Granada

Church of the Jeronimos, 1964, Granada

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#44 Bullring of Granada, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

Bullring of Granada, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

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#45 View of Granada, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

View of Granada, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

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#46 “El Senor de los Faroles”, 1968, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

"El Senor de los Faroles", 1968, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#47 Granada seen from the Alhambra, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

Granada seen from the Alhambra, 1964, Andalusia, Spain.

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#48 Spanish flamenco dancers, 1964, Granada

Spanish flamenco dancers, 1964, Granada

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#49 Spanish flamenco dancers, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Spanish flamenco dancers, 1964, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

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#50 Hollywood actors Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman visit the Alhambra during a trip on, 1962

Hollywood actors Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman visit the Alhambra during a trip on, 1962

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#51 Hollywood actors Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman visit the Alhambra during a trip, 1962

Hollywood actors Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman visit the Alhambra during a trip, 1962

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#52 A view of the Alhambra as seen from the Moor’s Chair (Silla del Moro), Granada, Spain, 1960.

A view of the Alhambra as seen from the Moor’s Chair (Silla del Moro), Granada, Spain, 1960.

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#53 A high angle view of the Court of the Lions courtyard in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1960.

A high angle view of the Court of the Lions courtyard in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1960.

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#54 The Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes) of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1960.

The Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes) of the Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 1960.

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#55 Entrance Court of the Lions, Alhambra, 1960.

Entrance Court of the Lions, Alhambra, 1960.

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#56 Granada, street scene, 1965

Granada, street scene, 1965

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