Carmen de la Victoria
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... There are not sufficient superlatives to describe this place. It is the best Arab building I have ever seen I think.The ceilings are magnificent scrolled domes or inlaid wooden ceilings. The walls are beautiful tiles with Arabic scroll work worshipping Allah. It is huuuuge & magnificent with spectacular views and gardens. It has to be seen to be believed. We spend a foot sore 3 hours traipsing around this great spectacle. Then ...
Granada is most famous for the Alhambra, the most important
monument of Al-Andalus, Spain under Moorish control. While most of central and
southern Spain were reconquered by Christian Spaniard forces in the 1100s and
1200s, one last Moslem Kingdom under Nasrid rulers held out in far southern
Spain with its capital at Granada for more than 200 years. Spain chipped away
further at Al-Andalus through the 1400s, and in 1492 Granada fell to the forces
... The tour groups might be 30 people, usually either elderly, (older than us I mean ), Eastern European or Asian in origin, and they are so slow, and take so many photographs, that sometimes you have to run to get in front of them.
Originally a small fortress, The Alhambra was rebuilt in the 11th century by a Moorish Emir, then converted into a palace by the Sultan of Granada in the 14th century. An Islamic treasure, it was conquered by the ...
... a lot has been written about it and at least one movie made about it (which I now really want to see!). Better yet, go see it if you can (the building, not just the movie). I'll just end by saying that it's the one church I've visited in my travels that truly felt like a sacred space, and the only one I saw that actually evoked a sense of peace and spirituality in me. The vision is to complete the cathedral by 2026 - the 100th anniversary of Gaudí's death. I don't know ...
... not super expensive either. We tried many of the typical dishes of the south, for example, salamero, bull tail. After lunch we rushed over to the Alambra to get there in time. It was still raining and we had to walk around with umbrellas. The alambra is enormous. It has layers of walls, gardens and fountains everywhere. We first saw the palace of Nazaríes. The design and style of this building was so different than what I have seen. There is so much ...