The Alhambra in Granada

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The Alhambra is one of the finest architectural monuments in the world, and as such, visiting it requires a little preparation.

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We were in Granada a while ago, as part of a tour in Andalucia. Now, before I continue, you have to know that The Alhambra is my favourite monument ever, so my opinion is biased!

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The Alhambra was formed in the 9th century, when Sawwar ben Hamdun had to seek refuge in the Alcazaba, a fortress which is now part of the complex. when the Caliphate of Cordoba had started to fall apart.

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The recommended time to visit The Alhambra is 4 hours, and I encourage you to take that much time because it is just lovely to walk around the gardens, sit down for a while, enjoy the views, and repeat.

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You must book your tickets in advance on the official website. Availability is limited and it really is worthed to see everything. Be advised; however, that the time slot allocated is for the Palacios Nazaries, so you can arrive as much in advance as you wish, and start seeing other parts of the place.

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If you don’t want to book a guided tour, there are headphones that you can rent to do the visit individually. Another option is to check some Youtube videos in advance so you can get a good idea of the Alhambra beforehand.

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According to the legend, the Sultan brought to Granada the most beautiful ladies from all over his empire. Some think this is why Andalusian women are so beautiful.

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What I Wore

Pair of earrings: Peora

Top: Zara

Pants: Zara

Pair of shoes: Charles & Kieth

UNTIL NEXT TIME

XOXO

 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Jim says:

    I toured here in 2013. it is a very beautiful place to see.

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your visit to La Alhambra
      xx

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  2. We went there last year – 2016, A very special place.

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    1. I totally agree to you, it’s special
      xx

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      1. The architecture was amazing!

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      2. I totally agree with you 😊

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      3. Yes, you had an excellent trip!

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  3. Hmm so agree with you even I too just went last month and visited this wonderful palace. It was awesome. Great presentation.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked it.
      xx

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  4. This was interesting to read and the photos are very beautiful. You look stunning as well and I love the red lip!

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    1. Thank you, so much!
      I’m Glad you liked it
      xx

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  5. We got engaged there — beautiful backdrop

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  6. I have been there 🙂 Alhambra is really spectacular 😀

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    1. Yes, I agree Glad to know you’ve visited
      Xx

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  7. seaofwordsx says:

    I love Granada 😍 I went there twice and went to La Alhambra this summer too. It’s so beautiful. Beautiful pictures girl!

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    1. Thank you so much girl!
      I’m glad you like them.
      Xx

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