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Sunday, November 27, 2011

de nada, it's Granada!

We recently spent four days in Granada, which is in the south of Spain. We stayed in the Albaycin, the old Arab quarter of the town.

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)!

from Phoebe


czavros said...

Hi girls I wish I was in Granada with you instead of in this so so so busy week at school, but it's nearly over and then I can have a rest. Yum, that oxtail looks so good. It was one of Grandpa's favourites.A dinner picnic sounds like a great idea. Miss you all heaps.
love Grandma Chris

maryb said...

I wish I could see all those spectacular buildings - and I really really love reflections. You have some beautiful photos.
It looks like it's getting cold there, just as we are getting hotter.
Love Mary

Olivia said...

Hi Phoebe, Olympia & Leo
Looks like you are having so much fun on your holiday.
We miss you all so much & we are going to miss you on Christmas Day :(.
Jack & I have finished school for this year :)
Say hi to your mum & dad from me and big kisses to you three.
Love you.
Love Olivia XXXXX