After touring the Alhambra (pictures of which you can see in my previous post here) I found my way to the gardens and the perfect end to the day.
But there was so much more than just the gardens – from this vantage point you can see much of the city and the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range. You’ll see more pictures of each throughout this post.
The next few photos are of outdoor / open air structures.
The route takes you past one side of the Alhambra, revealing how massive the structure is.
…as was the city and surrounding countryside.
I don’t recall if the path led this way or I just happened to stumble upon it, but I came across ‘The Alcazaba’ (an Arabic word meaning castle or fortress). It’s one of the oldest areas of the Alhambra, dating back to between the 9th and the 11th centuries.
This reminded me of the Salineras in Peru.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the town from on high!
This is Granada Cathedral. I wish I’d had time to go inside, but alas.
I loved all the mist floating through the hills.
The snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
I named this post the Alhambra Gardens and I’ve barely shown you any!
So ends our tour of the Alhambra gardens.
I hope the pictures make up for my lack of commentary. It’s been nearly two years since I was there (good god, has it really been that long?) and with the passage of time goes my ability to remember the small details. What remains in my mind is simply the quiet peacefulness of the place, the timelessness of it – truly, I have no idea how many hours I was there! It’s a wonderful place to get lost.