My trip to Spain continued to Granada. After a few days in Sevilla, we packed up the kids and headed to the train station.
Having my baby sleep on me was absolutely precious
After a quick 3 hour nap, I mean train ride we finally arrived in Granada! Granada is absolutely beautiful. The city is clean, vibrant, and full of life. Everything is taken care of immaculately. Spring was in the air and the city exemplified Andaluz!
The Alhambra’s Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista by the Los Reyes Católicos (“The Catholic Monarchs”) in 1492 some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was “discovered” in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This Moorish palace is similar to La Alcazar in Sevilla. The architecture and gardens are breathtaking.
What surprised me, we even carried the big kids in it!! I knew it could carry up to 45lbs so Nathan strapped on 4 year old Xavier and he fell asleep on his back. The cutest thing ever!
After a very long day we sat at a local bar for some free tapitas and a fabulous meal!