Grenada is a city to relive the past.
Declared a national monument for well-preserved relics of its rich culture and art, this is a city with huge historical backdrop treasured by World Heritage as a location for great events in the history of America.
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The oldest record about Grenada dates back to 1498 to the year Columbus discovered the islands. Later the French took over Grenada through a bloody campaign against the Caribs. As soon as the French took rulership, they changed the name from Granada to ''Grenade'' that finally became ''Grenada'' for the British, who soon gained control over the area. The first thing Grenada saw from them was sugar plantation.
Today Grenada has abolished sugar business in exchange for tourism as its main source of foreign commercial exchange. The main area is covered with crops like nutmeg and cocoa mace, cinnamon, and cloves grown for commerce. It was great hit for city's economy when all crops once suffered at hands of hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Ivan affected a major part of the region resulting into dead loss of US$18 billion making it the sixth costliest hurricane to ever hit this country. This is not the only defeat Grenada saw due to its location. The city lies in hurricane belt thus such cataclysms last there from June to September.
But if you travel to Grenada off the hurricane season, you will like this destination. This is a city looming over the whole region as it occupies two main hills, the Alhambra and the Albaicín and is crossed by two rivers - the Genil and the Darro. The highest point in Grenada sits at the height of 840m - the peak of Mount Saint Catherine. This geographical tapestry won't leave you bored as hiking, sunbathing, swimming, golfing and other sports are waiting for you in Granada.
In a case you want a break from adventures than go back to what glorious past of the city left – a striking architecture. Attractions include;
- Belmont Estate, a unique and authentic 17th century plantation
- Concord Waterfalls, located at Concord in St. John
- Carib's Leap, a historic place where the last Carib Indians jumped from a cliff
After a dose of Grenada's past, take a pill of its present. Grenada continues to grow and change with the times, thus you can meet there numerous shops, cafes and restaurants that like many years ago still serve cocoa tea and follow the eating habits of the people offering the drink with bread, vegetables, rice and fruits.
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