Our Fourth Day in Granada

Our flight back to Madrid on Saturday, May 29, 2010 wasn’t until 5:00pm. So we got to spend most of another day in Granada. And a second day at The Alhambra.  We missed the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife Gardens on our first day and so I bought a regular admission ticket (about 12 euros) that allowed touring these sites. You can only enter the Nasrid Palaces at the time stated on your ticket and my ticket said 12:00. So I spent my first couple of hours visiting the Generalife Gardens and Palace.

Near the entrance to the Generalife Gardens

The Nasrid Palaces and Alcazaba from the Generalife Palace

Looking down at the garden I photographed a half hour ago

I could take pictures of these gardens all day -- oh wait -- I did!

The Moors treasured water and they built a complex irrigation system for the Generalife gardens.

Juan Boscain was a 16th Century poet who resided in Granada. He introduced the Italian sonnett style of Dante and Petrarch to Spanish poetry.

Outside the Charles V Palace

Inside the Charles V Palace

Another view inside the Charles V Palace

Some samples of Moorish design

This Moorish design represents stalagmites.

The famous Fountain of the Lions was being restored.

Looking back at the Generalife Palace from the Nasrid gardens

One of many towers between the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife

The Charles V Fountain

Washington Irving monument

I walked back down the hill to central Granada.

I passed by some interesting artwork and grafitti.

My last shot of Granada -- and Spain. We flew back to Madrid late Saturday afternoon and then took another flight to London early Sunday morning and then flew to SFO, arriving home on Sunday evening completely exhausted. It was a fantastic vacation but it took us about a month to recuperate!

About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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