Parador de Granada
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This place is very,
and they say we'll have some fun when it stops raining...
The hotel is,
quite an eyeful,
The town itself is,
Horrendous traffic …
UP - Arrive early at Parador San Francisco, a 15th century monestary slap bang in the middle of the Alhambra. This was our splurge night of the trip, so we wanted to be there early to get the best value for our money. The Alhambra is the top tourist attraction in Europe with 8,000 visits a day. We heard about the limited number of tickets available …
... Luckily Pascale could speak to them.
The Alhambra was magical with easily an 8-10km walk through the whole complex - it really was a dream place if you loved gardens! It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and but ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the 11th century by the Moorish king Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Kingdom of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was ...
... Hahahaha! Even without her rosemary we enter the church. For 4€. This church is ridiculous. As I guess they all are. First we enter a small room to the left with some artifacts. A posted sign said no photos, so of course I took a photo. There were jewels and crowns and robes oh my! Outside if the room the church is amazing. Again. Carvings, organs as big as walls, stain glass windows. I don't know how many more churches I want ...
... top of such a bloody big hill. Palace very mpressive, seeing it at night was great - much better than durin the day. The lighting really showed off the incredibly inticate wall and ceiling carvings. Stopped off for a coffe in town in the middle of the Sat night buzz, before cycling back to campsite (didn't get to bed until ...