The Alhambra… Albaicin… Granada – Family Holiday 2013

Robert and Jamie onboard the Citysightseeing tour – a hop-on hop-off cheap way
 to get around Granada – Albaicin glimpsed from the Gran Via, Granada

I’m cheating. There’s so much to tell. So many words to select. The month in Spain is behind me now and I am desperate to be back. Looking at the photos has me aching with a longing to be away from here – to be in Andalusia or Valenciana or Murcia or…

I drove the hired 7-seater down to Granada for our second week.

The rented city flat was stunning. Positioned just beside the Cathedral.

Here are a few photos – just until I get myself sorted.

Megan, Ana and Jamie (oh bald one – he of the bloody awful haircut) – waiting for our food to arrive – City Centre, Granada
Robert and Ana walking past the Granada Madraza – City Centre

Megan and Ana – Granada city centre – on our way back to our rented flat
Street pointing towards the Cathedral, Granada

Albaicin, Granada

Part of the Alhambra – viewed from Albaicin (old Moorish quarter) Granada

Palaces of the Nasrid, Alhambra

Court of the Lions, Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra

Megan propping up the columns of the Alhambra, other tourists and the impossibility of getting a good shot.

Court of the Lions, Nasrid Palaces, Granada

Megan and Ana, Court of the Lions, Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra, Granada

Ceiling detail is difficult to capture on an iphone… I wish you could see how breath-taking this was. An exquisite honeycomb.

Tile detail – Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra

They’re just so transparent, my girls… Looking out towards Albaicin from the Alhambra

View from the Palace – out over Albaicin and towards the Sierra Nevada

Alhambra, Granada 

Ana looking out towards Granada from the Alhambra

My Mum and Dad – taking shelter from the midday sun…, Alhambra, Granada

Ana and I, Generalife Gardens, Alhambra

My Mum, Generalife Gardens, Alhambra (this was after her snart – and for those of you who do not know what that means I think I’ll leave you in a state of blissful ignorance).

Robert – looking out from the Alhambra fortress 

12 thoughts on “The Alhambra… Albaicin… Granada – Family Holiday 2013

  1. You see what you've done? Everyone will remember this for the snart (far too much information about your poor Mum) and not for the glorious images of people and places. My visits to Spain have been few and for specific reasons (discounting a holiday as a specific reason). I've seen the Alhambra from a distance but never been up to Granada. I think I must add a proper Spanish tour to my bucket list.

  2. Thanks Helen. 🙂
    And I'm nearer knowing where I'd like that place in Spain to be. Probably Andalusia. Sierra Nevada/Granada/Motril/Jaen…

  3. Oh dear. That snart. I know. I know. (Hanging my head in shame Graham)…

    Spain is sublime. I have insufficient superlatives… The Alhambra is the most beautiful place I have ever visited. And the conservation work is to be deeply commended for its sensitivity and light touch. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site (and it was so hard for me to think of it being on the same list as New Lanark – because the differences are so vast). Granada is a little gem of a city. Add a proper Spanish tour to your list, Graham. You will not regret it.

    I plan 33 days next year (if I am spared). Travelling from Barcelona through Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Granada – over and through the Sierra Nevada to Motril – and then taking the 60 minute ferry to Tangier, Morocco.

    I just need to find some way to content myself until then!!

  4. Thanks Cat!

    You'll have got my email by now – and either blessing or cursing me for enlightening you…lol.

    First thing Jamie did when he got back? Went for another bloody awful haircut! Ach well. That's what youth's for (well, that and a whole lot more). 😀


  5. Welcome back.
    Sounds like a trip full of light, love, laughter and beauty.
    I loved the pix of the Nasrid Palaces: the arches, the ceiling, the tiles – have never been there.
    And that shot of Megan in her skirt made transparent by the light was brilliant.
    We need these breaks to recharge. X

  6. You've obviously had the most wonderful time, Yvonne. siuper photos and I shall watch your progress towards your place in Spain with great interest.

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