La Alhambra

Today I spent 5 amazing and exhausting hours getting lost in the wonders of the Alhambra!

IMG_1265The Alhambra is a palace and fortress located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain.  It was originally constructed as a fortress by the Muslims in the 700-800’s and was later converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.  It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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alhambraThis place is absolutely exquisite!  As I looked around at the intricate ceiling designs and washed out walls I could almost feel the intensity of all of the history that has happened in here, from a Sultan’s reign, to gypsy squatters, to Catholic conquest and influence.

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IMG_1379I think the most impressive sight however is when you are standing at the top of the Alhambra you can see the entire city of Granada, as well as the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains!

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La Alhambra is truly a sight worth seeing and is one of the many reasons why I am absolutely in love with Granada!

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