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!
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.