Granada is simply gorgeous. It was my favourite stop during the four weeks I spent in Spain.
This post will have many photos, as I fell in love with the city and couldn’t help but take hundreds of pics!
Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada looks grand. In every direction there is a magnificent view.
The Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín are stunning monuments of days gone by.
As well as being beautiful to look at, the Alhambra has a fascinating history.
Walking around Granada was a sheer delight. Beautiful cobblestone streets, intricate old buildings and splendid gardens bursting with colour, with the onset of spring, brought a smile to my face at every turn.
Every day there was something new to see and explore. Each morning I’d set off to investigate a certain area and would end up getting lost (happily) in the back streets, chatting with locals, eating food and drinking merrily.
Walking was an ideal way to get around. I highly recommend getting to the Alhambra by foot just to see the surrounds as you go.
Once at the Alhambra, you get a chance to look back over to the Albayzín, which is also beautiful.
Then you can also take a leisurely walk back down into town with even more stunning views.
As I said – I fell in love with Granada. I have been telling everyone that I intend to retire there someday.
From the moment I arrived I knew I was in for something special. Even the view from the airport tarmac was spectacular!
Our plane was the only one there when we arrived!
Granada is a special place that I will always remember with fondness.
After 6 nights I jumped into a hire car and headed off into the mountains towards the next stop – Órgiva.