The famous American writer, Washington Irving, arrived in Granada to find the Alhambra in ruins and inhabited by squatters. He took up residence here and wrote "tales of the Alhambra", a collection of fiction and legend concerning the palace.
On your way to the Alhambra, you can enter a shop along Cuesta de Gomeres and watch a taracea artisan at work (www.taracea.com).
The preparation of the geometrically-designed and multicolored wood material is even more painstaking than the act of assembling the pieces.
Stay for a while to watch Alhambra from the top of the opposite Generalife hill. And you'll feel how the atmosphere of the Middle Ages will get into you. Enjoy yourself: i's worth to come here even only for a minute...
When visiting Alhambra, admiring its arcitecture, exiting its history don't foget to walk around the palace and watch these beautiful trees and flowers... Stay for a minute... Watch...
And then you may go on with your excursion.