If you order and pre-pay for Alhambra tickets, you'll be able to avoid the (usually) long lines of people trying to buy same-day tickets. Instead, you'll go to a nearby bank of ATM-like machines.... more
The Alhambra sitting on its high ground with only the area of Albaycin being higher is an ideal platform for photos. The first photo shows the church and courtyard where we were able the day before to... more
The guy with the blue shirt was one of our Spanish teachers. He loved Baileys and his name was Paco, we called him the Taco. That sounds ignorant and stupid, but my friend Beau has kept in touch with... more
Having immersed yourself in Mosques and Moorish architecture in the Albaicin the area round the cathedral marks a return to Christian Granada and the famous Catholic rulers who succeeded the Moors.... more
When you arrive at the Mirador you may have to wait a little while for a space on the wall to free up. People are understandbly reluctant to leave such an inspiring view of the Alhambra, the Sierra... more
Actually the tourist office, (even if in this moment march 2004, is closed on renovations) It used to be a caravasar (like a hotel where the merchants lodged and where they stored their merchandise)... more
My 1st visit to Granada was in 1998 on one of those organized bus tours from the Costa del Sol, even back then tickets to the Nasrid Palace section of the Alhambra were hard to come by if you didn't...