In looking back at my blog posts of last year I noticed that there was a distinct lack of images and posts on the Alhambra in Granada. To have posted so few images of this wondrous place seemed to be a criminal act in itself, so let me make amends, starting with the Alcazaba.
This is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex and its thick walls provided a formidable defence against would be attackers.
Within these walls one can get to the highest part of the complex, the Torre de la Vela.
From this tower one can gain views not only over the city of Granada, but also back over the Alhambra complex and beyond to the rolling hills and the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
The Alcazaba is just one part of the Alhambra complex, representing the most fortress like element. In another post I will move on to the Palacios Nazaries, a somewhat contrasting area.
Hope you are enjoying the tour…..