|Friends from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and|
Germany enjoying their first Thanksgiving!
|Some of the food from our Thanksgiving dinner|
|One of the beautiful views at the Alhambra|
Saturday we woke up and headed towards the Alhambra. Although we didn't have a scheduled tour for the castle until 3pm, we knew there were a lot of things to see on the way. Granada is a town that has been extremely influenced by moorish culture due to it's history, so all of the shops we stopped in had a Moroccan/Arabic flare! After some shopping, we sat down for a tapa of paella and enjoyed the incredible scenery. By that time it was time to make the ascent to the Alhambra, which is situated on top of a hill so it was no easy task. Finally we made it and spent three hours exploring the giant moorish castle, it's gardens, and the breath-taking views. The castle was stunning and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Granada. Next, we headed to a restaurant in the Albayzin neighborhood (on a hill opposite the Alhambra) to buy flamenco tickets for later that night. The neighborhood is notorious for Mirador San Nicolas which is the most famous view of Granada. From this view, you can see the snow-capped Sierra-Nevada mountains, the Alhambra, and the entire city of Granada. The pictures I took can't do it justice, but take my word that it was incredible. Later that night we went to a Flamenco show (sorry, the pictures didn't turn out) which was fun because it was my first! Flamenco is a traditional Spanish dance that includes a lot of stomping and arm movements. Very cool. After the show we went out and enjoyed a few more tapas before bed.
|View of the Alhambra from "Mirador San Nicolas" with the Sierra-Nevada mountains in the background|
Sunday, we did a little more shopping and visited a traditional Moroccan tetería (tea restaurant). We sipped on mint tea and at delicious Moroccan food. After that, it was time to go home.
|At the Moroccan Tetería|