Majestic Alhambra

As impressive as the Alcazaba is, the real gem in the Alhambra is the Palacios Nazaríes and the two provide such striking contrasts.

While the Alcazaba is all about strength and defence, the Palacios Nazaríes is unashamed opulence, designed to impress the visitor. It is breathtaking.

Here is a small collection of images to provide you with a taste of this opulence.

Arch Details
Arch Details
Perfection Reflected
Perfection Reflected
Shaded Elegance
Shaded Elegance
Ornate Architecture
Ornate Architecture
Patio de los Leones
Patio de los Leones

 

Facade Detail
Facade Detail

And as if that wasn’t enough, on coming out of the Palacios complex this is the garden that one gets ushered into:

The Grandeur Continues
The Grandeur Continues

I just love living in Europe and having so much history and a mixture of cultures all within a short plane ride. So, so lucky and this place really epitomises that. What a wonderful place to visit.

Hopefully the post has given you a glimpse of the treasures that await should you decide to try and visit. One word of warning though – do try and book well in advance, entrance tickets  are limited and sell out.

 

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