Gracias Granada

Gracias Granada

Our 200 year old apartment was midway up a steep hill in the Albaicín area, Granada’s oldest Arab district and we were lucky to face the impressive Alhambra on the hill opposite. The Albaicín is made up of narrow single-file alleyways, pretty fountains in nearly every square and, of course, sensational Alhambra views.

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The Alhambra

The Alhambra

The Alhambra was the final location of Islamic rule in Spain and is the only surviving large medieval Islamic palace complex in the world. The Alhambra, meaning “Red Castle”, is a World Heritage Site and is absolutely unique in the world so it is definitely worth a visit.

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Birthday Week!

Birthday Week!

Birthdays have been celebrated in this area of Spain for over 7,000 years so we thought it would be a great place to celebrate one of our own. And what a birthday celebration it was!


This week we are celebrating a birthday in the very warm, very photogenic and very charming city of Granada. Granada is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the region of Andalusia and, since the temperature is in the mid-90°’s F (30°’s C), we were surprised to see snow on the peaks above us. We were pleasantly surprised at the strong Moorish history and influence found in Granada which adds to the attraction and charm of this captivating city. We booked an apartment in the heart of the Albayzín (or Albaicín) with an amazing view of the Alhambra; what a great place to celebrate a ‘cumpleaños’.

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