The Albaycin sits on top of one hill and looks at the Alhambra, which is what Granada is most famous for, situated on the opposite hill, which was the reason we went to Granada.
Our apartment was in one of the typical stone houses and just a few minutes from the Mirador San Nicolas, the best place to sit and look at the Alhambra. You can see from this photo how big the Alhambra is! We were excited about visiting the Palace.
On our first night we went out for dinner. Our chef was French and he showed me how to flambe! I helped him make crepe suzette.
The Alhambra is a very old Moorish palace made up of lots of smaller palaces, the most famous of which is the Palacio Nazaries.
The palace is filled with ornate patterns, carvings, tiles and pools for reflection.
We visited the beautiful gardens of the Partal Palace, part of the Alhambra as well as the Generalife.
The mirador was close to our apartment so we came back to the beautiful view of the Alhambra many times. We even packed a dinner picnic with blankets so we could see the palace lit up at night.
This second best thing in Granada is this: Rabo del Toro (ox tail)!