As if Granada itself isn't a lovely city especially in the Albaicin quarter then there is the magnificent Alhambra to contend with. My wife and I travelled around Andalucia 6 years ago and visited the splendid Mezquita in Cordoba, the Real Alcazar in Seville and the wonderful Cadiz but the Alhambra was probably the highlight of that visit.
And so 6 years later with a little one and the family in tow we went back. And it was as good as I remembered. It really is a beautiful place, with countless visions of intricate Moorish scripture and painting. The lion patio was in restoration mode back then and so this time we got to marvel as some sympathetic work in yet another gloriously restored patio. The gardens of the Generalife would have been better in the morning before the sun really came out but it's a tranquil place, always with the faint sound of running water in the background and gives the place some real dynamism along with the fortress overlooking the city below. I really can't praise the Alhambra enough and will hopefully visit again. We bought our tickets through Ticketmaster and it was very simple and removed the need to queue up. The only other bit of advice I would give is remember to bring plenty of water and some food and if you can walk up from the city or catch the bus it will save you 15+ euros in the car park.
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