Granada in Pictures

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The first courtyard in the Nasrid Palaces

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Columns and arches in the Court of Lions

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A courtyard in the Nasrid Palaces

 

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A floor tile

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A view of the intricate wall coverings

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The view of Granada our a window in the palace

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Another courtyard in the palace

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Some of the incredible flowers in the gardens around the palaces

Our next stop after Greece was Granada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is a small city in southern Spain best known for being the last outpost of the Moors in Spain. The main attraction in Granada is la Alhambra, a giant palace/fortress/garden complex. We spent an entire day exploring la Alhambra and its numerous, beautiful nooks, crannies, and courtyards topped off with an incredible 16-plate dinner paired with wines. It was a quick stop, but I was glad to finally get to see Granada at it’s prettiest time of year!

Side note:

After Granada, we spent a night in Valencia where the big highlight was the large quantity of calamari consumed by two non-calamari-lovers, and the plates of paella bigger than all our heads combined.

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Traditional Valencia paella with chicken, rabbit, snails, and some veggies

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Vegetable paella for us vegetarians!

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