Now, I was excited about going to Granada, but I was really, really looking forward to going to the Alhambra. I mean, I’d heard Rick Steves rave about it plenty of times (“Nowhere else does the splendor of Moorish civilization shine so brightly,” he gushes, dubbing it an “Oasis of Elegence”), so, naturally, it was at the top of my list.
We had tried to walk to the Alhambra a day earlier, but we somehow went the wrong way, taking a muddy path that teased us with turns more or less in the correct direction, though ultimately leading us to a dead end with the Alhambra out of our sight.
But the next day, we took the bright pink, clearly marked path to the top of the hill. As we were visiting in the winter, lines were short and we made it in quickly, which meant more time to explore the grounds.
Truly, one of the most beautiful places I’ve been able to visit. And there are some more photos to come!