We got in to the Alhambra on Wednesday 2nd March, after our false start the previous day. It was well worth the effort, and we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day which made the visit even more enjoyable.
The Alhambra was originally constructed as a fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, then left largely untouched until renovated and rebuilt by the Moors in the mid 13th century when the various palaces began to be added.
There are 3 main parts to your visit.
General Life, which has a palace and some stunning gardens.
The Nasrid Palaces, which is the area that is home to the Mexuar Palace, The Comares Palace and The Palace of the Lions, The architecture was absolutely fantastic and all the lovely courtyard gardens added to the beauty of this place.
Alcazaba is one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra and is the military area of the complex, the picture above is of the Jardin de los Adarves (wall walk garden ) and as you can see has stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
I took well over 100 photos during our visit and found it hard to select 4 that would give you the flavour of such a wonderful place.
If you haven’t been, you should it’s truly amazing, we are definitely coming again.