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Alhambra – a walk in the gardens, photos

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When you’re told some of the walls in the ancient courtyard are from the 14th century “including the one you’re sitting on” it seems natural to want to leap up. God forbid my weary arse should cause the 700-year-old clay to crumble.

We arrived in Granada for the weekend without tickets to see the Alhambra which glowed enticingly on the hill opposite our cottage. Fortunately, pricey guided tour tickets were still available online so we joined one for a three-hour visit. I’ve been using the Get Your Guide website to buy tickets.

The Alhambra is Spain’s “most visited” monument followed by the cathedral La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona so it’s no wonder there’s advice to buy well in advance. Tour groups also jump queues.

We visited the grounds, gardens and old Medina of the Generalife palaces and city of Alhambra. There’s a lot preserved from the days of the Moors but much more Christian influence in the architecture once they took over the keys.

The garden ponds are hedged with myrtle, a herbal deodorant to absorb the smells of dank water. The meditative babbling of the small fountains preferred by Islamic rulers are drowned out by the louder decorative fountains of their Catholic successors.

Here are some photos from our visit.

2 Replies to “Alhambra – a walk in the gardens, photos”

  1. lovely photos Jac, and I recognized the Double Delight rose which is something I have in my garden. Harry and I are off to the Gold Coast 16-23 June, as we need a break, and hope for warmer weather than here. Love Judi

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