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Romantic Granada and The Alhambra

Romantic Granada!
This is our third night in Granada and the end of our first full week in Spain. Our good fortune continues.
The beauty of this city is unmatched. We are staying in the Albayzin - which is the old city just under the amazing Alhambra. We have to walk the last 1/4 mile up the winding streets as they are too narrow for cars. It is a maze and quite easy to get lost. In order to visit The Alhambra, (which literally sits 300 yards directly across the hill from our apartment), we walked down the hill through the Moorish shops and vendors to Plaza Nueve and then up a very steep, but beautiful path to the gates at the entrance to The Alhambra. Of course, we were muy stupido and went on the Sunday of a holiday weekend when every Granadian citizen decided to use their free pass, but after an exhaustingly long line to buy tickets, we entered inside the compound walls and spent two hours in wonderment. After the long hike back down, I needed a drink, so we made it back to a small tapas bar in the Albayzin and watched the sunset. We would like to think that with all of the walking that we are loosing weight, but our belts tell us differently.
Tomorrow is our last day in Granada before we head to the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol.96F266E00D23D10F30298F99DFAC1C7F.jpg96F08D78CE7AD4ABF9BF46811F740C15.jpg96ED4046D90D792D4DF3CBF6012F6C90.jpg96BFBFA2E67F0E8DF4EED741A8D21631.jpg96BCC72DFBE7E853E0E731A81C308DDF.jpg96BAB72ACF8B4FA5490F200F1149E8BF.jpg96B7999BDB7B037EB866B934EDACA2C1.jpg96B53B3EFFFA1672FC1E793712169789.jpg96B2AAE4A97EE7602B6876299CEB71D6.jpg96B002BBBBC73FF9F037CE68C6AC0E1E.jpg96AD8697E6F93A979F42CC898B038F10.jpg96AA8A06B16AA94B79D2F825B3F56FFD.jpg96A712EF9CFC400A0DA7C61630907F52.jpg96A40C6BBDFDB35B12D6EB1CC237FD54.jpg180_967363ADB9E7F0270F4848CBC62E7D42.jpg90_9670CE7EE9EAE1614462F4FE90C86A42.jpg90_966E883EF969F3C2B43241C53B1EC4B9.jpg

Posted by Catnchas 11:18

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Beautiful place, I'm envious, nice touch on the rip city, just won three straight! Go drink some wine!

by Sherm

Absolutely gorgeous! Granada was my favorite place in Spain when I went to school there (Madrid) in 1973. Visited again in 1977. I'd love to go back. Did you happen to go to Plaza San Nicolas? There was a view of the Alhambra similar to yours. Did you walk through the Generalife too?

Enjoy the beaches of Costa del sol! I'm loving reading your blogs. Muchas gracias.

Alison

by Alison

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