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... emirs turned the area into a fortress-palace complex, adjoined by a village of which only ruins remain. After the Reconquista (Christian reconquest), the Alhambra’s mosque was replaced with a church, and the Convento de San Francisco (now the Parador de Granada) was built. Carlos I (also known as the Habsburg emperor Charles V), grandson of the Catholic Monarchs, had a wing of the palaces destroyed to make space for his ...
... br> confined spaces so felt very crowded even with the attempts at crowd control
with limited timed entries. I expected something bigger and grander. I thought
the Islamic architecture of the Real Alcazar in Seville was similar to and about
on par with what I saw in the Nasrid Palaces in the Alhambra.
Taken as a whole, though, the Alhambra complex overall exceeded
by expectations. I was very impressed by its different parts and its ...
Craig knew nothing about this town, or this monument, but for me, researching our trip over the last 12 months, Granada and The Alhambra, were up there as one of the best places we might get to see. When you go to the Alhambra, you can just see the gardens alone quite easily, but to get into the palaces, you have to book a specific time and day, as they only sell a certain amount of tix. Hence, we purchased the Bono card, and could get into the palaces at 11am ...
... and it's every bit as outrageous and mind-bending as you expect it to be - but (for me, anyway) the inside is even better. It literally took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Good tears. In contrast to the gloom of its predecessors, the SF is all space and light and air, evoking the feeling (as Gaudí intended) of being in a forest, with its gracefully branching columns and carefully designed patches of sunlight streaming in through the windows, some of them ...
... looks like a house. It's quite an interesting concept. In the top part of the cave they might put cement to protect for water and humidity. This area is where you will find the real gypsies. As well as the pure flaminco dancing. We walked through the narrow streets and saw some of the hand work and typical decorated houses. We also saw the alambra from far. I could not even have imagined how big this is. It really was a strong hold with a ...