After a lovely time in Seville, Spain, we hopped on a bus east. We needed to get to a nearby city we could fly out of to Naples to begin our Italy adventure, so a few quick nights in Granada made perfect sense.
The main thing to do/see in Granada is definitely the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a palace and huge fortress complex set up on a hill near the Darro River. Originally designed as a military area, it became a residence for royalty and of the court of Granada in the thirteenth century and was expanded and eventually remodeled/restored in the centuries following. You can find more info on it here. It is the most visited “attraction” in all of Spain. At sights like these we typically opt out of an organized tour and just show ourselves around or do an audio/headset guide. But when I tried to buy general entry tix weeks prior, they were already sold out. So the only option was to book with a tour group which was far more expensive. Still worth it to me, but Trav wasn’t as interested and said he would stay behind.
So this day became the first time in 5+ months that Trav and I spent more than a few hours apart (and those were few and far between). Kind of a big deal! We’ve learned what an interesting dynamic it is when you’re with your spouse 24/7. It’s so odd to never ask “how was your day?” or “omg this funny thing happened…” because everything we experience, we’re both there. So by the time our loner day was over, we were pretty excited to share stories with each other! I met some new friends on the tour and was actually thankful for the guide given the rich history there, it was helpful to put it all in context. Overall the Alhambra was worth the trip to Granada, but we didn’t find Granada as much of a “must see” as the other cities in Spain we visited like Seville, Barcelona and San Sebastian.
(First three pics are around the city of Granada, rest are from Alhambra)