I never thought that Granada’s beauty would surpass my expectation as much as it did. I heard from a lot of people who’ve been there that Granada is wonderful and is a “must visit” city. However, it is so much more. It has really captured my attention, my imagination and touched my heart. Small, antique, stylish, old, cosy, gold these are only some of epithets that come to my mind.
I especially loved the narrow, stone paved and gorgeous streets with a lot of moroccan shops and tapas bars, and the breathtaking views on Sierra Nevada mountains.
If you ever decide to visit Granada make sure that you plan to spend an entire day in Alhambra.
The Alhambra was called so because of its reddish walls (in Arabic, («qa’lat al-Hamra’» means Red Castle). It is located on top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city and in front of the neighborhoods of the Albaicin and of the Alcazaba. Standing on the top of Alhambra you can get the best views of Granada.
One curious thing about Granada is its tap water. I’ve never had a better glass of tap water than in Granada, the most delicious water I’ve ever tried, it comes from the mountain and is so clean, fresh and alive.