Hotel Conquista de Granada
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I was pretty excited for today, as I've wanted to see the Alhambra in Granada for a long time, and it’s secretly one of the reasons I even looked into booking a trip to southern Spain. We were out the door by 9am, and ready for our 2-hour drive.
I took the scenic route (which added 20 minutes to the drive) along the Mediterranean coast. It was a foggy / cloudy morning, but as we drove, the clouds dissipated, and we had some beautiful views ...
... a museum. I also visited the the two museums, one on artifacts from Moorish civilization and the other on Japanese contemporary art.
It's finally time for the grand finale of this tour, the infamous Nasrid palace. As I eat through Rick Steve's book, I found the Alhambra dated back to 1237 when the Moorish Caliph build the first palace over looking the hill.then the subsequent sultans added more structures such as the palace of the lions and ...
... the reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims by the Christian kingdoms. It is surrounded by huge picturesque gardens. A beautiful place but takes a long time to visit. From there we travelled to the Hotel Vicci. After arriving we discovered we had a balcony room which looked out to the street where the locals were celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Augustias at the Church next door to the Hotel. This is the Patron Saint of ...
... right to trust him because the following day the whole trip went perfectly to plan.
Despite Granada being the site of the last battle between Muslim and Christian and the end of the Islamic (Muslim) presence in Spain, the Alhambra built by the Moors was not attacked, therefore it all remains in its original splendour, a superb example of Moorish architecture.
So what is the Alhambra? Well, it is actually three ...
... tickets for it in advance, and I mean well in advance. We did it a month before. Like I said, popular is an understatement.
In the afternoon we took a look at the Granada cathedral, and the royal chapel. The cathedral was an impressive size and was a bit of a strange mix of baroque and renaissance styles owing to the period it was built and the involvement of different architects. The royal chapel had some significant history in that it contains the tombs of ...