Hotel M.A. Aben Humeya
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... it—after all, I’ve seen plenty of Moroccan gardens, castles and palaces. But it’s one of those “must see” places which I feel I can’t miss. And with the long line of loud Americans standing in the hot sun waiting to get tickets, and another long line to get into the gardens, it feels more like I’m visiting Disney World. I wistfully remember just yesterday, exploring the castle of Malaga all by myself… Maybe tourists here ...
It was beautiful from the first step in to the walk through the exit gate.
The Alhambra was the last place that the Christians took from the Muslims in 1492. It was built in 711. The architecture in most of the palace is mostly still the original Muslim work, though you can see some of the Christian additions toward the end of the tour. Students made connections to the aqueducts, the idea of the Islamic Golden Age, and ...
... s main cathedral is huge but
not especially appealing as far as cathedrals go. Although Queen Isabella
commissioned its founding shortly after the Reconquista it was built gradually
over two centuries. The interior is mostly whitewashed and not in a consistent
style, thus not as appealing to my sense of aesthetics as the big cathedrals in
Toledo, Seville, Jaen, and the Mezquita of Cordoba.
The Capilla Real (Royal Chapel) is next door the ...
... shops in little alleyways towards the bottom. Craig got into trouble from one of the shopkeepers, for videoing the shop, but not buying anything, so we made a hasty retreat a bit further down the hill! There were a lot of really interesting things in the shops, but we did wonder if a fair bit of it was actually authentic, because some things looked like souvenirs you might get in shops in India, or Indo maybe!
A lot of the cafés in Granada give ...
... Lidia early evening. Her home is cosy and very welcoming. The atmosphere is friendly and people share the small dining, lounge and kitchen area. Sangria down at the nearby Plaza Nueva. Early night. Dick has succumbed to the cold that someone sneezed all over him back in Barcelona. We call it the Cruise Ship Cold. They all had it that ...