Granada: Day 3

Thursday, November 3 was a day of rest for us. We needed it after walking around the Alhambra for several hours the previous day. The Alhambra, the Albaicín, and many of the streets in Spanish towns are paved with cobblestone, often in mosaic patterns. They are interesting to look at but hard to walk on. … More Granada: Day 3

Granada: Day 2

On Wednesday, November 2 we again strolled up the hill to the Alhambra, this time for the fully sanctioned experience. The Alhambra is a huge complex of buildings and gardens. The main features are the Alcazaba fortress, the Nazaríes Palace, the Charles V Palace, the Partal Gardens and the Generalife Gardens (that last one is … More Granada: Day 2

Granada: Day 1

With a population of 238,000, Granada is smaller and more walkable than Seville. Granada has three neighborhoods that are of interest to tourists: Old Town (Centro). The center of town, with the Cathedral, City Hall, and many hotels. A short walk up the hill from Centro leads to the Alhambra, a fortress and palace complex … More Granada: Day 1

Seville to Granada

On Monday, October 31 we boarded a train to Granada via Cordoba. While Barcelona and Seville are close to sea level, Granada is at a higher elevation (about 2300 feet). While the weather was still pleasant (mid-70s the daytime), the nights were cool and people did not stay outside into the night as they did … More Seville to Granada