Alhambra Palaces, Granada

Lovely, but if you are going wear proper walking shoes! The different buildings are all spread out over the hillside and the tour guide told us at the end we had walked over 4km! And it’s mostly on cobblestones. Kinda wish I knew that at the start of day, but anyway…

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It was pretty spectacular.



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The majority of the palaces were Islamic architecture, but before that there were roman ruins, and even a Jewish fountain, which is the only figure of animals in the whole complex since Muslims don’t create effigies (they took the creating false idols commandment very seriously after their reformation).

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The gardens were lovely too, with huge amounts of flowers and even lots of little multicoloured chilli bushes! Which I stupidly didn’t take a picture of, but here’s a fountain.

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9 thoughts on “Alhambra Palaces, Granada

  1. What a lovely holiday you’ve had. Did you visit the television studios. I shook hands with that Ken Barlow when I was there. But that was before he got took to court for being a filthy so and so.

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  2. What a lovely holiday you’ve had. Did you visit the television studios? I shook hands with that Ken Barlow when I was there. But that was before he got took to court for being a filthy so and so.

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    • Oh, Aunite Doris. I showed your comment to my mum and it confused the hell out of her! But I just had to say, “That’s just Auntie Doris – she’s a real character like our Dame Edna” and then she got it 😉

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    • I loved the Alcazar in Seville too. Have you been there as well? I would have loved to spend more time there. I’ll do a post for that when I’m back home in Brisbane and can go through my camera – I stupidly did not take my iPad with me that day!

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