Monday, May 28, 2012

The Alhambra

We took a day tour out of Sevilla to visit the Alhambra, the castle/fort of the last Muslim kings.  It was packed with tourists, but was still worth the trip.  It's about 3.5 hours from Sevilla and we took a small group tour to get there. 

Here are some pictures of the Alhambra.

See that white building in the background of the above photo?  That's the Generalife (Jannat al-'Arīf in Arabic, which means The Architect's Garden), the summer palace of the Muslim kings.

Here are a few picture of the Generalife:

These were beautiful places to see.  After walking through the two palaces, we had about an hour in Granada to have lunch.  We had one of the most delicious Indian meals we have ever had in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant we stumbled across.  Then, back on the tour van for the 3.5 hour ride back to Sevilla.

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