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Alhambra, a breathtaking place.Much has been written about the fortress,palaces and gardens but nothing prepares you for seeing the real thing.The founder of the Nasrite dynasty, Muhammed Al Ahamar established his residence within the defences afforded by Al Sabika castle, located on one of Granada's hills. By its side grew a aristocratic and administrative city know as Alhambra. ( the red ) This was the beginning of its ...
... diverse group. Tony took us to a few bars and showed us how it works in Granada - you order a drink, and it comes with food! Cheapest I've had in Spain too...with a tinto de verano ("summer wine", basically wine heavily diluted with lemon Fanta) and a yummy tapa, the bill only comes to around €1.70 to €2.50. After a couple bars, I was done - I had to wake up early the next morning to go to the Alhambra. I left the group early, but Merve said ...
... Sultan lived there: red (blood), blue (heaven), green (oasis), and gold (wealth). The intricate wall carvings incorporate poems and verses from the Quran. Unfortunately, one of the most beautiful courtyards, containing a fountain composed of 12 carved marble lions, was undergoing restoration, so we couldn't really see and appreciate it in all its splendor.
The tour finished with a wander through the expansive gardens, ...
... for the past four weeks.
I will be home this month. Wow. I will leave Granada on Saturday. ****. I will leave my blogging spot on the couch, the tiny TV I watch ‘mentes criminales‘ with spanish subtitles on and call it study, my (messy) room at the end of the hallway with the window that looks at the mountains, the kitchen that continually has dishes in it and a perpetually empty fridge, the balcony with the two chairs and ...
... Alhambra. Unforgetable.
Up in the dark as I had to be up on the hill at 8am - had a ticket for the 1st slot of the day at the Alhambra (8.30). Rode the shuttle up in the dark. A beautiful dawn as we looked down over the city and waited to enter Palacio Nazaries, the gem of the Alhambra.
The Alhambra is everything & more than I expected. Just one of those special places. An ...
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