The Alcazaba

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.

Grand Entrance
Grand Entrance

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.

Torre de la Vela
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.

Crowning Glory
Crowning Glory
The Alcazaba and Hills
The Alcazaba and Hills

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…..

13 thoughts on “The Alcazaba

    1. We stayed down by Motril near the coast in an Italian style estate (not as grand as it sounds) and had just the one day ion Granada. Needless to say it was spent almost exclusively in the Alhambra complex. Mind blowing. Glad I could bring back some good memories for you. MM 🍀

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