Andalucia Part 2: Granada


Gorgeous doors and mosaics abound in Palacio Nazaries within the Alhambra. 

Granada is only about a 3 hour drive from Sevilla (together with Cordoba they form a little triangle) so we cruised on over there for a few more days of Mudejar style buildings and tapas.

The most interesting thing to me about the Alcazar in Sevilla, the Mezquita/Catedral in Cordoba and also the Alhambra in Granada is how much the Christian rulers kept of the Moorish style architecture when they rose to power. We saw several rooms inside the Alhambra where Arabic script reading “there is no God besides Allah” still lined the walls…and where Christians held regular masses. Either they didn’t know what was going on or they were just exceptionally tolerant. Regardless, they left beautiful rooms and courtyards like this one intact for visitors like me to see today. How nice of them.


Granada is an interesting city…

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