Macia Monasterio Los Basilios
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Most beautiful building in the world so they say! It's winter at the moment so it's low season for tourists, were we to visit in the high season in the warmer months we would have to buy our tickets to Alhambra 3 months prior! We're just not that organized so lucky for us this time off year you can just show up early so we get there at about 9am, oh my gosh ...
... was defended by a huge castle above the city called the Alhambra. We visit it tomorrow. For dinner tonight, we ate on another hill the overlooks the castle which is lit-up at night. Becca's Corner: Fresh green salad with goat cheese and carmelized onions for dinner, or one of our two soups we had for dinner - delicious cold gazpacho or warm spicy vegetable soup with beans. My beef stew with a sauce that had a hint of cumin in a red wine sauce was also ...
... and as I do I get an text from Heather. She took the bus to the bus to get to the national forest, but the tickets were sold out, she couldn't go :( She's on her way back so I wait for her before exploring Granada. She gets back and after looking up a few things Heather says she found a crepe place. Sold! We navigate to where this alleged crepe place is, but it is not. We look around and decide just to look further up the ...
... apparently in the whole of Spain, is the Alhambra. The Alhambra started off as a small fortress over one thousand years ago, but was then built up and converted into a palace by various Moorish Kings and Sultans. Its name has its origins from Arabic, meaning "Red Castle" as its walls were reddish in colour. A brief introduction to the history of Alhambra can be found here.
As it was a palace, I was expecting something grand ...
... property and opening up all manner of shops. In fact there is a role reversal occurring nowadays - the spaniards are heading to Morocco at four times the normal rate because they can't get work in Spain. At the end of the day, Spain and Morocco are separated by only 14km - you could just about swim it!
Tired feet and tired minds guided us to the correct bus stop for home and we arrived back at the van just before dusk. We put the ...