Granada: deep in Andalusia, snuggled next to the Sierra Nevada mountains, rich in history and culture. To learn more about this heart-stirring city, see my full post. Otherwise, enjoy my postcards from Granada!
We arrived in Granada safe and sound, but fairly late. It wasn’t until the next day that we really got to see how incredibly beautiful the city was.
A lamp shop in the Albayzin cazbah revealed the Ottoman heritage of the city.
Blackbird at rest
A calligrapher at work in Albayzin, spelling my name in Arabic
Fountain in the Nasrid palace, La Alhambra. Like the blackbird, we needed a rest to take it all in.
Stunning scriptural carving in the Generalife. Between all the carvings and the calligrapher in the market, I was itching to practice my own meagre calligraphic skills.
Gardens of the upper Alhambra – A rare moment with no other visitors
One of the many Carmen of Granada (mansions with gardens), the Carmen of Ronconi. It was tempting to climb the walls to see into these private havens.
A patio with a view
View of the Alhambra from the Generalife
Wandering along the river Darro.
I had to severely restrict myself from posting every photo I took. Needless to say, I fell in love with Granada. Have you?