This area of the city bears the name of a region of Andalucia in the south of Spain near Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The original name alpujarra comes from the Arabic al Busherat (al-bugscharra), which means “land of herbs” or “land of grasses.” A 10-minute walk along tree-lined boulevards from the Alpujarra Metro station brings us to three places worth a day’s visit: The Intelligent Building, Headquarters of Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM); the Museum of Water; and a showpiece of the modern city, Parques del Rio.