The Alhambra

Yesterday I visited the Alhambra, the most visited site in all of Spain. Apparently it has been even busier this year, because European tourists who would have gone to Middle Eastern countries for holidays have not this year, and have come here instead.

The Alhambra is perched on top of a hill overlooking Granada and is comprised of the Generalife, beautiful manicured gardens; the Alacazar, a fort and the oldest part of the Alhambra; the unfinished palace of Charles V; and the Nazaries Palaces. It was originally a Moorish fortress, but was taken over by Ferdinand when he assumed power. The real beauty of the Alhambra derives from its Moorish roots.

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