The trip to Granada was to visit The Alhambra, a long-held dream. It was constructed by The Nasrid kings to represent their idea of paradise on earth and just to the North of it is the Generalife, a country estate of the Nasrid where they could be a little closer to heaven and enjoy tranquillity away from the city.
This was the view from our hotel window
Granada was a Moorish stronghold until falling to the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. They were the parents of Katherine of Aragon and it was at The Alhambra that she spent her later childhood before leaving for England in 1501 to marry Prince Arthur, the older brother of Henry XVIII.
Here is a taste of what we found when arriving at the top of the hill - a place brimming with history, exquisite carvings and colourful tiles but also somewhere overflowing with light and shade, vistas and views, the scent of flowers and fruit, and water's melody at every turn. A truly magical place.
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