Granada: Alhambra and Generalife

June 8, 2009

We had one of the best locations for a hostel with the AAE Lisboa.  It was located right on a plaza just a short walk from the meeting point in the morning.

Plaza from window of AAE Lisboa

Plaza from window of AAE Lisboa

In the morning we headed up to the Alhambra and Generalife.  First we started by going through the Generalife Gardens (photos).  These gardens created a series of outdoor rooms that were framed by the hedges and other plants.

Hall of Generalife Gardens

Hall of Generalife Gardens

Room of Generalife Gardens

Room of Generalife Gardens

Afterward we headed over to go in the Alhambra Palace (photos).  This palace is part of a fortress meant to defend the surrounding region.  Their are many different courtyards throughout the building.

Courtyard of Alhambra Palace

Courtyard of Alhambra Palace

The amount of detail in the domes is amazing and also allows them to easily transfer from a square base to a circular dome.

Dome of Alhambra Palace

Dome of Alhambra Palace

There was water that ran throughout the palace.

Water running through Paths

Water running through Paths

After the main palace we went to see the palace of Charles V which has significantly less ornate decoration.

Palace of Charles V Exterior

Palace of Charles V Exterior

Stairs of Palace of Charles V

Stairs of Palace of Charles V

Interior of Palace of Charles V

Interior of Palace of Charles V

At night we took the train to Sevilla.

Photos of Granada

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