The Andalusian Chronicles: Granada
On Day 3, we took a bus tour to Granada .
We did this because it was the only way we could gain entrance to the number one visited site in all of Spain: the Alhambra ! Entrance tickets are usually sold out as the tourist season advances.
The Alhambra was the last Moorish stronghold before they were driven out of Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella. It was both a palace and fortress complex constructed in 889. This UNESCO World Heritage Site exhibits the country’s most significant and well known Islamic architecture .
Below is a glimpse of the Generalife …
… and its wonderful gardens and fountains.
By then end of our walking tour, my back had had enough, but I felt like I had captured a lot of the architecture to work with in future projects.
Beautiful pics, Jerry. And what a thing to see. I am always amazed at how sophisticated those people were. While the rest of Europe slumbered in the dark ages, the Moors somehow found paradise. Amazing that these artifacts have been preserved for 1,000 years.