Granada, Spain- Day 1

 

In the morning we hopped a bus from Madrid to Granada- 5 hours with a lunch stop.  Granada is a university town filled with shops, tapas bars, and Alhambra.

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(Alhambra)

We walked around the city for a few hours stopping to shop, eat, and drink beer.

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Granada is known for free food with beverage purchase.  We ate calamari, anchovies, paella, and salad with this 2 Euro per beer purchase.  Quite a good deal.  (and I course I forgot to take pictures of the food I was so hungry)

There is one main Cathedral in Granada.

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But there is no plaza around it big enough to be able to capture the whole thing in one picture.  The Cathedral is one of those places that you really need to buy a postcard where the photographer was up in a helicopter or up on a cherry picker.  Today I hope to go inside as we tried to go in during siesta time and of course they were closed.

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Plaza Nueva

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Santa Ana Church

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Monument of the Catholic Kings in Plaza San Isabel de Catolica.

For dinner and sunset we walked up a giant hill to see Alhambra from a good view.  The walk there was very pretty although steep.

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At the top of the hill was another cute neighborhood.

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And some more pictures of Alhambra at night.  We ate cheese, chorizo, ham, and bread for dinner along with red wine, picnic style while watching the sunset.   SpainGranadaalhambragettingdarkSpainGranadaAlhambradark

It was a good day in Granada.  Next up is going into the Alhambra complex and hopefully inside the Cathedral.

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(walking through the old city wall at night)

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4 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    Cool pictures of the Alhambra from the other hill. Its really impressive inside it too! I love Spanish food- mmm chorizo, calamari, sangria.

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