Granada- Day 2

 

The morning started out at Alhambra.  The Alhambra is a fortress/castle on top of a hill right outside the city walls of Granada.  The area was overtaken by the Moors in the 700-800’s and then recaptured by the Catholics (Ferdinand and Isabella) many centuries later.  The architecture and gardens have a Moorish influence- basically how I can tell is by the tile work and the rounded windows.

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Alice in Wonderland-like maze.

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My favorite photo of the day:

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A quick beer break after the garden.  Ah vacation!

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Inside the palace was the great stonework done to look like lace.  Plus there was a lot of bright tile that was pretty.  It was a sight to see.  The intricate details don’t show up too well on photos but seeing it live was great.

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The big church down below in Granada.

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After Alhambra I walked through the Arab markets,

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where I did some shopping at some Spanish stores (Zara, Desigual, and others), and then had some delicious ice cream.

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Honey and caramel ice cream for the win!

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Alhambra is the most famous sight in Granada for good reason.  When you are in Spain try to make it to Granada for at least one night to see the lush gardens, great artictecture, and all-around beautiful castle overlooking the city.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Courtney says:

    Cute bag 🙂

  2. Megan says:

    Caden was much happier with this post!!

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