Segovia described Granada as “a place of dreams”. I’m not sure about that, but I can tell you that driving there is a nightmare. The old city is a crazy maze of alleys, tiny one way streets and vehicle restricted passageways. Even with a GPS and a huge stack of maps we had to pay a guy on a scooter 10 euros to help us find the hotel. But it was worth it!
We stayed at the Puerta de las Granadas and it was great. Nice room, great AC, good breakfast and right in the middle of everything.
We’re in the top left. That’s Wendi making a quick getaway.
We opted for the “Hop On Hop Off Bus”. It was a great move. It was hot and parts of the city are very hilly. For 8 euros each you can use it from 8am to midnight. It will save you and your spouse a lot of bickering.
The real reason everyone comes to Granada is to visit the Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife. Begun in the 13th century by caliphs of the Moors Nasrid dynasty, they attempted to create their idea of paradise on Earth.
The Palacio de Generalife , “Architect’s Garden” was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs. Begun in the 13th century as a “Persian Garden”, embracing the concept of perfection through the use light, color, smell, sound and touch.
This is an outstanding Unesco World Heritage site. See you in Cordoba.