Granada and Alhambra

AlhambraVisited Alhambra and Generalife. Visited Granada Cathedral, Plaza Nuevoc, Museo de Carlos V, Corral del Carbon, SacromonteAlhambra (and caves), Mirador del San Nicolas, Albaycin and Justice Gate.

Ate Moroccan food. Walked along the Carrera del Daro, looked at statue of Isabel and Columbus.

Alhambra

The Alhambra was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls.

Patio de los Arrayanes

Patio de los Arrayanes

Alhambra from Mirador

Alhambra from Mirador

Alhambra panorama

Alhambra panorama

Alhambra

Alhambra

Parador Granada

Parador Granada

view from Sacromonte

view from Sacromonte

 

 

 

Alhambra Interior

Muqarnas ceiling decoration

Muqarnas ceiling decoration

hallway

hallway

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

ceiling detail

Charles V seal

Charles V seal

woodwork

woodwork

window view

window view

Granada city view

Granada city view

Granada city view

A gentleman enjoying his day

A gentleman enjoying his day

A gentleman enjoying his day

Isabela and Columbus

A statue in downtown Granada.

Isabela and Columbus

Isabela and Columbus

Granada Snapshots Gallery