Alhambra Dreaming

I MADE IT! I MADE IT TO THE ALHAMBRA! IT’S AMAZING! WHY DONT I LIVE HERE? CAN I? OH WAIT IT’S A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE! AND SUPER HOT

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Now that we both have calmed down, let’s chat.

 

THE ALHAMBRA IS AMAZING AND I LOVE ALL OF IT! HOW CAN THE PICTURES BE SO TERRIBLE COMPARED TO ITS BEAUTY.

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Now that I have had a moment to breath let’s have a proper chat.

 

(EVERYTHING IS AMAZING AND I LOVE IT)

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*RANT OVER- I THINK

The Alhambra and the Generalife

The site is located in the very old, picturesque city of Granada, Spain. (Which is named for the Spanish word for pomegranates, also the same root as the Grenadine drink in Shirley Temples, a young Liberte’s drink of choice- coincidence or not??).

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The town has a rather tall out cropping in the middle of the plains (in Spain, where it mostly rains!). As a great strategic point, people built stuff here.  From a fortress to a palace and pleasure gardens.

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The area here is very dry and hot. The Alhambra is a man made oasis with fountains, gardens, water channels, baths and stunning architecture. Some areas are public and some need a ticket to enter.  The most delicate area is the Nasrid Palaces (built by the Nasrid Caliphs of Granada). We got our timed ticket for 10am and started our adventure there.

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After the Nasrid Palaces we went through some gardens to the Generalife which is the pleasure garden built for the Caliphs of the 14th century.

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The gardens are amazing. There are water features everywhere, with channels that help cool everything down.  The plants are verdant and blooming.  It is the most perfect place I’ve ever been. And I’ve been to McDonalds (cheap joke, sorry).

I’m actually writing this from our hotel’s courtyard with a beautiful fountain and plants. It’s pretty unbelievable.

Rating: 500/5

Pros: AMAZING, I LOVE IT, IT’S SUPER GORGEOUS

Cons: It is rather hot and takes a lot of walking.

P.S. Watch out for my photo posts of details and tiles!

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