Corona de Granada Hotel
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Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was mainly built in the mid 11th century by the Moorish king Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Kingdom of Granada who built its current palace and walls, and later converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.
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... end of the room. From the mexuar you enter the palace complex proper via the Patio Del Curate Dorado (the court of the Golden room) you wouldn't guess it now but this small enclosed patio once served as a sheep pen and chicken coop a far cry from time when the king held court there. He sat between the two doors of the Southern wall a dazzling tapestry topped by elaborately carved eaves. Beneath the eaves there hangs a string of delicate muqarnas ...
... joined us in the kitchen and we wound up whipping up some impromptu omelettes for a midnight snack, accompanied by a bottle of wine and some cookies I'd brought from France. When the Italians left, they were replaced by Soledad, a Spanish woman who now lives in Italy, and she and I enjoyed several chats over coffee and a nice dinner together the night before she left. And then my friend Ward introduced me by email to his friend Shefali, an Indian woman living ...
... Alex and I looked out and thought, "What a cute, little fortress!" This is how you get jaded after visiting the massive Amber Fort in Jaipur and the Forbidden City in Beijing. This was my second visit to The Alhambra – my first being a high school trip when I was 16. There were many sections that were open for touching and sitting 30 years ago that were now roped off. I guessed the Antiquities Department has wised up to rambunctious high schoolers.
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... an Irish Pub - a hangover cure that is not always readily available in Spain. At night we spent 2 hours in a Moroccan Spa - filled with pools of different temperatures, low lighting and cups of 'authentic' peppermint tea - our greedy Scottish palettes trying desperately to re-hydrate and rid the poison from our bodies - thoroughly enjoyed seeing myself and Matteo in our overly tight €3 knock off Speedos procured from a Chinese ...