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The Long Good Friday in the Alhambra

Like all good tourists, we decided to take the plunge and go on a three hour tour. Our guide wore jeans in the heat, spoke to the group via microphone – which picked up everything including what his wife was cooking him for supper – and led us around the breathtaking Alhambra Palace in Granada.

So much has been written about the place there’s little point in reinventing the wheel – just Google it or see these pictures on Flickr; there’s plenty to find. Needless to say, if you’re ever visit Granada, be sure to visit.

High up, as you look towards the Albaicín littered with churches, the guide points out the mosque nestled in the maze of ancient streets. ‘They are home; at least they have that‘, he says.

It takes effort to imagine what the Alhambra must have been like in, say, the 14th century, but try and it’s paradise found.

alhambra_tiles

alhambra_carving

alhambra_columns

alhambra_fountain

alhambra_ceiling

Related posts:

A piece of the Alhambra in London

Granada snaps

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “The Long Good Friday in the Alhambra

  1. I really want to visit here 🙂

    Posted by Brit on the Rock | April 8, 2015, 10:29 am
    • Hi BOTR – do, you won’t be disappointed. We have just posted a documentary which is worth a look. Made us smile at the presenter’s chance to see it alone and not surrounded by children poking fish in the ponds and so on! Tip: go early if you can before it heats up.

      Posted by con jamón spain | April 8, 2015, 10:34 am

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