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... Barcelona Cathedral - it was hard not to, since I passed by it on my way to almost anywhere north of my Airbnb - and briefly glanced into Santa Maria del Mar, another Gothic church of some renown. But sitting in Santa Maria I had a small epiphany: I realized that was the last cathedral I was going to visit on this trip. For one thing, if truth be told, all the various cathedrals are starting to look the same to me. Lots of soaring arches, stained glass windows, gargoyles, ...
... the buildings that have survived to our time date mainly from the fourteenth century.
The walls of these palaces enclose the refinement and the delicateness of the last Hispano-Arab governors of Al Andalus, the Nasrids. The intimate concept of the royal palace, closed ...
... and engineering feats that the Nasrid dynasty accomplished in its Alhmabra palaces). At least for many Westerners, this style is what we associate with grand Islamic palaces--keyhole arches, colorful ceramic tiling, intricately carved plasterwork, bright courtyards with fountains... You could almost imagine Princess Jasmine wandering the grounds with her pet tiger.
The Nasrid Palaces were the highlight of the Alhambra, but we really ...
The columns, the gently trickling sounds of the water, the intricate carvings on the walls, and the peaceful spacious manner of the palace really made it stand out from a European palace. When I visited Palacio Royal I thought it was extremely luxurious but at the same time somewhat stuffy. This Muslim palace was much more peaceful and breathable.
We then headed to an Arabian themed Bath called Hammam Al Andalus. The tour of ...
... a mountain overlooking Granada. It was here where the moorish royal family ruled over what used to be the Arabic empire in Spain. Every single square inch of the palace was covered in intricate plaster work, even the ceilings. I cannot imagine how much sculpting work was behind creating this place. Please check out the pictures because the intricacy is hard to describe in words. More than the palace, the grounds boasted an impressive garden with all kinds of ...