Beware of the gypsies to be found in cities like Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba and Segovia. Your experience with them may range from a harmless palm reading which the gypsy expects to be handsomely tipped to having your wallet pick-pocketed from you.
Beware of gypsy palm readers in the tourist market areas. My students and I got caught unawares at some shops near the Capilla Real. If they offer you a 'gift' don't take it--they'll grab your hand and rattle off your fortune. Then they'll expect you to pay for the reading. If you refuse to fork over the pesetas, you'll have maldiciones ringing in your ears as you hurry away. It kind of reminds me of that Stephen King movie 'Thinner' . . . yikes.
The Alhambra. It looks quite run down (I think they're doing renovations on it right now), and one feels like he's on a conveyor belt when he goes in. There are tonns of tourists and you're pretty much moved through the place with the current. You should probably still see it. It did play a role in Spanish history and the size of it is very impressive, however, be prepared for the hoards of tourists that you will encounter there.
Tablao de Falmenco - Albaycin.
Overpriced flamenco show (27 euros).
*see my nightlife tips
for detailed account*
- Theater Travel
At the Alcazar, is one of the most significative tower, Torre de la Vela.
The views from here of Granada are incredible
Puerta del Vino or Wine Gate.
This gate connects the Carlos V Palace with the Alcazar.
Patio de los Arrayanes or also called the Myrtle Court.
One of the most beautiful patios of the Alhambra at Comares palace
I love the reflex of the building on the water
At the end of the Mexuar is this Oratory.
Here the sultan came to do its prays, the decorations of the mihrab are all religious related.
Con qué trabajo tan grande
deja la luz a Granada!
Se enreda entre los cipreses
o se esconde bajo el agua.
Federico García Lorca
Generally I'm not too into human statues ... but I have to give props to this one in Granada for her fine costume and poise.