The could have been a 5-star experience, but our guide put so much focus on the gardens and so little on the palace and it's history that we were starving for information as we rushed past ruins from the Roman Army, after getting way too much information about the plants before entering the palace. It was a gorgeous site, but we were rushed and there were so many people that it was hard to get a picture without getting someone else in it.
All that said, a better guide would have made this experience 100x better. It wasn't the tour company as Spanish Day Tours provided us with an amazing tour guide for Seville (Francisco), but from our experience, they need to stop using Pepe for their Alhambra tours. He would get into the faces of the women in the group and talk exuberantly, and seemed to want the attention to be on him rather than on the beauty of this Spanish palace we came to see.
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